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August 14, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Lafayette's Le Roi et le fermier (Monsigny, 1762) a Naxos "Key Release" for August 2013


Washington, DC - Opera Lafayette, renowned for its interpretations of early French opera, announces the release of its ninth recoding on the Naxos label, Pierre-Alexandre Monsingy's 1762 opéra-comique to a libretto by Michel-Jean Sedaine, Le Roi et le fermier.

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April 4, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Lafayette to Present Charpentier's Actéon Directed by Choreographer Seán Curran

 


Washington, DC - Opera Lafayette closes its eighteenth season on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 and Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater with a production of Charpentier's Actéon, directed by modern dance choreographer Seán Curran.

 

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December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Lafayette Revives 19th-century Orientalist Opera Lalla Roukh with Multicultural Collaboration

 


Washington, DC - Continuing its exploration of opéra-comique, Opera Lafayette makes its first venture into 19th-century opera with the Modern World Premiere of Félicien David's Lalla Roukh (1862), and orientalist fantasy based on the romance "Lalla Rookh" by Thomas Moore. This staged production will be directed by Bernard Deletré, and features costumes by prominent Indian fashion designer Poonam Bhagat, lighting design by Helen-Hayes award winning designer Colin K. Bills, and dance by acclaimed Indian dance troupe Kalanidhi Dance.

 

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August 14,

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Lafayette's 2012-2013 Season to Include Collaboration with Kalanidhi Dance for Modern World Premiere of Félicien David’s Lalla Roukh in Washington and New York

 

Washington, DC - Following its critically acclaimed debut at Versailles in February 2012, Opera Lafayette’s 2012-2013 season will bring the modern world premiere production of Félicien David’s Lalla Roukh (1862) to audiences in New York and Washington, marking the company’s first venture into 19th-century opera.

 

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May 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Lafayette Conductor and Artistic Director Ryan Brown to receive La Médaille d'Or du Rayonnement Culturel from La Renaissance Française

Washington, DC - After a 2011-2012 season that included his international debut at Versailles with Opera Lafayette and his debut conducting the Seattle Symphony in a program including works by Reben and Francœur, Ryan Brown will receive La Médaille d'Or du Rayonnement Culturel from La Ressaissance Française in a private ceremony on May 31, 2012, at the residence of the Ambassador of France to the United States. 


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March 19,

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Lafayette Brings Paisiello's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

to the Kennedy Center

 

Washington, DC - Opera Lafayette, which made its international debut at Versailles in February, concludes its seventeenth season with a semi-staged production of Paisiello's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, directed by Nick Olcott.
 

 

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October 13, 2011



 


 

 

 

 

 

Tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Soprano Gaële Le Roi Open Opera Lafayette's 2011-2012 Season in Washington and New York

 

Washington, DC - Opera Lafayette, which makes its international debut at Verailles in February, opens its seventeenth season at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Snday, October 30, 2011, at 7:30 pm

 

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June 30, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Opera Lafayette Announces 2011-2012 Season with Performances at Versailles, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center

 

Washington, DC - Opera Lafayette's 17th season features the modern world premiere of Le Roi et le fermier (1762) by composer Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny and librettist Michel-Jean Sedaine. With a staged production of this work, Opera Lafayette will make its debut at the Opéra Royal at Versailles as part of the Château de Versailles Spectacles on February 4 and 5, 2012.

 

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