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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
TIME & LOCATION:
8:00 PM
Christ and St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, ny 10023
WEB: www.csschurch.org/
Concert
Victor Herbert Renaissance Project [View Company]
Madeleine

SYNOPSIS/DESCRIPTION:

1914 Opera
Music by Victor Herbert
Libretto by by Grant Stewart
    Adapted from the French
    of Decourcelles & Thibaut

It is New Year’s Eve in Paris!  Madeleine Fleury, diva of the French Opera, must dine with someone!  It is a must! Three gentlemen callers, a Chevalier, a Duke, and an Artiste, all call on Madame. The invitation is extended but alas each has the same exact excuse . . . “he would love to – shrug – but he really must dine with his MaMa!” What’s a Diva to do?  Here is a rare, one act experimental black box opera circa 1914. The Metropolitan Opera Company produced it for soprano Frances Alda. It was historic and completely mis-understood. Come explore this daring work by Victor Herbert, his second opera, with the VHRP LIVE! Creative team and company.



CAST
JoAnna Geffert (Mezzo Soprano) — Nichette, a maid
Thomas Woodman (Baritone) — The Chevalier
Andrew Klima (Tenor) — The Duke
Claire Leyden (Soprano) — Madeleine
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