(An Incomplete Education)
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.
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
Amel Brahim Djelloul, Gontran
Sophie Junker, Hélène
Dominique Cote, Pausanias
Jeffery Watson, Piano
Bernard Deletré, Director
Patricia Forelle, Costumes