(An Incomplete Education)
Presented in partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française

Music by Emmanuel Chabrier
Libretto by Eugène Letterier and Albert Vanloo
Opera sung in French with English supertitles

Fresh from their nuptials, a young couple discovers they are woefully ill-prepared for the finer points of their wedding night. Bewilderment reigns as the groom seeks advice from his former teacher.

This charming 19th-century opéra - comique invites the audience back to the carefree days of adolescent love, when life’s greatest challenge was how to ignite a romance. Highlighting the return of Bernard Deletré, director of 2013’s Lalla Roukh (“graceful and witty,” The New York Times), and costumes by Bessie-nominated designer Patricia Forelle, this production features a mesmerizing cast and the addition of rarely performed songs by Chabrier.


Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Gontran
Sophie Junker, Hélène
Dominique Coté, Pausanias
Jeffery Watson, Piano

Bernard Deletré, Director
Patricia Forelle, Costumes


Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, february 3, 2016-7:00 p.m.

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC


A pre-performance discussion will take place in the North Atrium Foyer an hour before the February 3 production at the Kennedy Center. There will be no pre-performance discussion before the February 2 production. 

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

FIAF, French Institute Alliance Française
22 East 60th Street, New York, NY

A pre-performance discussion will be offered in New York. Information on this discussion will be available later in the season.
Please save the date for our February 5 post-performance candlelight benefit dinner.

Tickets: $50 - $110
Students 50% off (Code: C50)


Tickets $75-$120
Student tickets 50% off (Code: C50)