Minnesota Opera: The Italian Straw Hat
St. Paul, MN 55102
A entertaining comedy by the composer best known for The Godfather film scores, comes to Minnesota Opera for the first time. Groom-to-be Fadinard gallops around Paris on his wedding day in search of a straw hat to replace the one his horse has inadvertently eaten. The bright and breezy score perfectly captures the increasingly ridiculous situation that rides on the edge of chaos. After seeing this 1950s madcap romp, you’ll never look at a hat the same way again.