Opera by Menotti: The Old Maid and the Thief in the FRINGE WORLD Festival 2014

 

POSTER/FLYER

“What curse for a woman, is a timid man.”

Perth, Western Australia, 12 December 2013 – Love Opera!, a new performance ensemble formed for FRINGE WORLD Festival 2014, presents The Old Maid and the Thief, the first time full length opera is programmed in the FRINGE WORLD Festival. Composed by Italian-American Gian Carlo Menotti, this quirky comedy is performed in the English language.

The Old Maid and the Thief farcically explores the secrets hidden within a small town. Miss Todd, a local busybody, and her maid Laetitia compete for the affection of a handsome wanderer, Bob. Secrets are kept and complications begin when the women learn that a criminal matching Bob’s description has just escaped from a local prison.

“Menotti’s opera is funny yet poignant, short, sung in English, and is an unusual and rarely performed opera. It’s a perfect fit for the FRINGE WORLD Festival” said soprano, Jenna Robertson. Director Kathryn Osborne said “I come from a devised theatre…

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