Chabrier's Une Education Manquée

This charming 19th-century opéra-comique about adolescent love is directed by Bernard Deletré, with costumes by Patricia Forelle. The production features a mesmerizing cast with Sophie Junker (Denise in Grétry's L'Épreuve Villageoise) and, in their Opera Lafayette debuts, Amel Brahim Djelloul, and Dominique Cote. Presented in Chabrier's original version with piano (Jeffery Watson), this ingenious production also incorporates additional songs by Chabrier and Offenbach.

Reviews

"Emmanuel Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée (An Incomplete Education),” a half-hour work for piano and three singers, written in 1879 for a single performance in a club. Opera Lafayette brought this piece, as light and fleeting and swirling with color as a soap bubble, to the Terrace Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday night."  |  Read Full Review 
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, February 3, 2016 

"Soprano Sophie Junker was a wide-eyed Hélène, with ... a beautiful overall tone, with soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul ... showing a charming boyishness in the trouser role of Gontran. Baritone Dominique Côté had smart comic timing as Pausanias.”  |  Read Full Review   
Charles Downey, Ionarts, February 4, 2016

Washington, DC:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center

New York City:
Friday, February 5, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

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