Marta is the unwilling mistress of awealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To ensure the poor girl will remain close while he takes a wealthy heiress as wife, Sebastiano marries Marta off to Pedro, a shepherd on his land. Unaware of the deal, Pedro falls in love with Marta. Eventually, the awful secret comes to light, but the shepherd is still willing to do whatever it takes to free his beloved from her warden.
Performed by the likes of Maria Callas and Montserrat Caballé, this extraordinary example of early 20th century verismo opera is seen regularly in Germany and Austria, but there has only been one other U.S. production in a century.
Hanna Brammer will be singing the role of Nuri