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La favorite

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January
Friday
24
07:30 PM
January
Sunday
26
02:00 PM
February
Saturday
01
07:30 PM
February
Thursday
06
07:30 PM
February
Sunday
09
02:00 PM
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Language

Sung in French with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 50 minutes
1 intermission

Subject

Donizetti
La favorite
Secret love bound by silence.

HGO Premiere

Once the most performed opera of its time, this bel canto drama features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into Donizetti’s now–rarely performed La favorite is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king, and warrior.

Opera powerhouse and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton and international star Lawrence Brownlee return to Houston for this HGO premiere.

Sung in French with projected English translation.

CAST      
Léonor de Guzman   Jamie Barton
     
Fernand   Lawrence Brownlee
     
Alphonse XI   Jacques Imbrailo
     
Balthazar   Federico De Michelis
     
CREATIVE TEAM    
Conductor   Christophe Rousset
     
Director   Kevin Newbury
     
Set Designer   Victoria Tzykun
     
Costume Designer   Jessica Jahn

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair

CAST

Jamie Barton
Léonor de Guzman
Jacques Imbrailo
Alphonse XI
Balthazar
Don Gaspar
Inès

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor
Kevin Newbury
Director
Set Designer
Jessica Jahn
Costume Designer
Richard Bado
Chorus Master

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist
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