La Finta Giardiniera

Daveed will sing the role of Il Contino Belfiore in Oberlin Opera Theater's production of La Finta Giardiniera by Mozart on March 13th at 8:00 and March 15th at 2:00. The production is stage directed by Jonathon Field and conducted by Maestro Raphael Jimenez. Daveed is very excited to return for his fourth production with Oberlin Opera Theater.

Written by the master at age 18, La finta giardiniera (“The Pretend Garden-Girl”) focuses on Count Belfiore and Marchioness Violante Onesti, who had been lovers until Belfiore stabbed Violante in a fit of rage. As Violante eventually recovers, Belfiore becomes engaged to another woman, who becomes jealous upon learning that her suitor still has feelings for Violante. A fit of madness ensues, but eventually resolves in the reuniting of Violante and Belfiore.