Le Magnifique

RUNNING TIME
2hr. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Opera Lafayette's returns to New York with the modern premiere of this dazzling romantic comedy by France's most heralded composer of 18th-century opéra-comique. The story takes place in Il Magnifico's Florence and combines tender Gallic charm with lively Italian buffo. Its celebrated "rose" scene and programmatic overture set the tone for a pantomime directed by Catherine Turocy. A virtuoso troupe of seven actor-singers joins intimate and bravura arias to fast-paced ensemble finales, which drive this short three-act comedy towards its inevitably happy close. In his American debut, the extraordinary young Swiss tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro takes the title role, with a cast including sopranos: Elizabeth Calleo, Marguerite Krull, tenors: Jeffrey Thompson and Karim Sulayman, baritone Doug Williams, with narration by bass-baritone Randall Scarlata. Concert version in French with English narration and supertitles.

Visit the Le Magnifique website:

http://operalafayette.org/le_magnifique.html