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Opera Lafayette Presents “Silvain”

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June 7, 7 pm8 pm.
$30–$100

Description:

ANDRÉ GRÉTRY, COMPOSER
FRANÇOIS MARMONTEL, LIBRETTIST
RYAN BROWN, CONDUCTOR
In French with dialogue in English, and with English supertitles

In the early 19th century, French entrepreneurs moved to the American southwest and acquired vast tracts of land from the Mexican government. They guaranteed the peasants who settled these lands the same privileges as those at the center of the drama in Grétry and Marmontel’s opera. Conflicts around these rights in the United States have continued to the present day, and this story’s resonance in the New World has inspired Opera Lafayette’s setting of this modern premiere of Silvain. Learn more about the production here.

Join us for a pre-concert discussion at 6 PM

Artistic Team

Ryan Brown, conductor
Tania Hernández Velasco, stage direction and scenic images
Patricia Michaels, costume design
Josh Higgason, projection design
Linn Cary Mehta, translation and adaptation

Cast (in order of appearance)

Camille Ortiz, Hélène
Victor Sicard , Dolmon, Fils ainé, sous le nom de Silvain
Samantha Louis-Jean, Pauline
Teresa Castillo, Lucette
Jehú Otero, Bazile
Nathan Berg, Dolmon père
The Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Chorus

Juan Hernandez
Gilbert Chavez
Jose M. Pietri-Coimbre

Location:

NY United States

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