Elvira has been promised to one man, but loves another. When she believes the object of her affection has betrayed her, she descends into madness. Bellini's bel canto gem unfolds during a tumultuous English civil war and features mad scenes filled with pathos and achingly beautiful music.
Troy Cook and Paul Whelan are the men trying to arrange marriage for Elvira. John Tessier and Sarah Coburn, acclaimed for their roles in BLO's The Barber of Seville, sing the roles of the lovers with Coburn delivering the famous tour de force soprano arias.