Orientalist Opera Anyone?

Very short notice, but just in case…  Opera Lafayette, devotees of French opera from the Baroque to the Comique, have a one-night only NYC performance tomorrow night of Félicien-César David‘s 1862 orientalist operetta Lalla-Roukh.  It’s part of Opera Lafayette‘s ongoing rediscovery of the repertoire of Paris’ Opéra Comique.

Lalla-Roukh by David, Opéra Comique poster 1862

Premiere poster by Célestin Nanteuil

Further down the line in May they’ll be performing Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier‘s 1685 Actéon, but in their home base of Washington DC only, so plan ahead if that is of interest to you.


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