• Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University (map)
  • 730 21st Street Northwest
  • Washington, DC, 20052
  • United States

Reserve tickets
*Single tickets will go on sale in September

Pierre Gaveaux, composer
Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, librettist
Opera sung in French with English supertitles

Cast:
Kimy McLaren, Léonore
Jean-Michel Richer, Florestan
Tomislav Lavoie, Rocco
Pascale Beaudin, Marcelline
Dominique Côté, Pizarro
Kevin Geddes, Jaquino
Alexandre Sylvestre, Dom Fernand

Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus

Ryan Brown, conductor
Oriol Tomas, stage director
Laurence Mongeau, set and costume designer
Julie Basse, lighting designer

Revolution is in the air. A political prisoner awaits death in his cell. A woman puts herself in mortal danger to seek justice. Bouilly’s French libretto, rich with themes that are relevant today, may be familiar to many. Some will recognize music in Gaveaux’s version which foreshadows the Beethoven. From the loneliness of Florestan’s dungeon to the triumphal reunion of husband and wife, everyone will be captivated by this setting of a timeless and inspiring story.