Ryan Brown, conductor
Marianne Fiset,* Lalla Roukh
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Noureddin
Nathalie Paulin, Mirza
Bernard Deletré, Baskir
David Newman, Bakbara
Andrew Adelsberger, Kaboul
"...a graceful and witty production...a glowing cast of singers...exquisite musical moments...."
- The New York Times, February 03, 2013, Read the full review.
Preview clips from Opera Lafayette's recording of Lalla Roukh.
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m., Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
Tickets: $100/$75/$60/$40; students 50% off (for student tickets, please call 202.546.9332)
Opera Lafayette continues its exploration and rediscovery of the repertoire of the Paris Opéra Comique, venturing into the 19th century to present the modern premiere of Félicien David’s important musical landmark of the orientalist movement, based on the poem by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. David’s lush and inventive score, which frames a story set on the road from Delhi to Samarkand, was considered his masterpiece. It held the Paris stage for twenty years after its debut in 1862, where it shared the stage with an opera by Monsigny. Opera Lafayette’s production features a collaboration with Kalanidhi Dance, which will bring a ravishing visual element to the ballets that accompany this opera’s captivating melodies and elaborate ensembles.
Seating for pre-performance talks is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.