Une Éducation Manquée in Washington and New York City!

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(An Incomplete Education)

OperaLafayette_logoPresented in partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française
Music by Emmanuel Chabrier
Libretto by Eugène Letterier and Albert Vanloo
Opera sung in French with English supertitles

Count Gontran, a young teen, is well-versed in Greek and metaphysics, but he is woefully unprepared for his wedding night. He and his bride turn to relatives and mentors in frantic search of a coup de foudre to spark their romance in this opéra-comique by composer Emmanuel Chabrier.

This charming 19th-century opéra – comique invites the audience back to the carefree days of adolescent love, when life’s greatest challenge was how to ignite a romance. Highlighting the return of Bernard Deletré, director of 2013’s Lalla Roukh (“graceful and witty,” The New York Times), and costumes by Bessie-nominated designer Patricia Forelle, this production features a mesmerizing cast and the addition of rarely performed songs by Chabrier.

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Music by Emmanuel Chabrier

Libretto by Eugène Letterier and Albert Vanloo
In French with English supertitles

FIAF is delighted to welcome 18th-century French opera specialists Opera Lafayette back to Florence Gould Hall with this charming production featuring period costumes and a superlative cast.

 

Pre-performance discussion at 6:30pm in Tinker auditorium

CAST
Amel Brahim Djelloul, Gontran
Sophie Junker, Hélène
Dominique Cote, Pausanias
Jeffery Watson, Piano
Bernard Deletré, Director
Patricia Forelle, Costumes

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PERFORMANCES IN WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK CITY!!

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