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Thomas - La cour de Celimene

Thursday Opera Matinee: La Cour de Célimène by Ambroise Thomas

This charming opéra comique based on a character from Molière's Le Misanthrope has all the ingredients of a classic French farce including hapless lovers, a fickle woman and a series of misunderstandings which all turn out well in the end. The premiere took place in 1855 in Paris and was well received with 19 performances but the opera was soon unjustly forgotten. Penny Gore introduces the first performance in nearly 150 years - given at the 60th Wexford Opera Festival in October 2011.

Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896)
Librettist: Joseph-Bernard Rosier

La Cour de Célimène, opéra comique in two acts

La Comtesse.....Claudia Boyle (soprano),
La Baronne.....Nathalie Paulin (soprano),
Le Commandeur de Beaupré.....John Molloy (bass),
Le Chevalier de Mérac.....Luigi Boccia (tenor),
Bretonne.....Claire Egan (soprano),

Wexford Festival Opera Chorus,
Gavin Carr.....Director,
Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra,
Carlos Izcaray.....Conductor

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 8 Mar 2012 14:00