This comic romance tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has become disillusioned with love. Much to her surprise, she begins receiving a steady stream of letters and gifts from an unknown man professing his undying passion. This amuses her friend Valcour, who also claims to have no interest in romance. But now, after hiding his true feelings for years, Valcour works up the courage to reveal that he is the devoted secret admirer. Will his (inevitably awkward) confession sway a woman sworn to resist all affairs of the heart?
Composer: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)
Librettist: Madame de Genlis (Stéphanie-Félicité) (1746-1830)
Premiere: 1870, private theater of the Marquise de Montesson
Show Length: 90 minutes with no intermission
A pre-show lecture will be prerecorded and available digitally.
Léontine – Chanáe Curtis
Valcour – Ricardo Garcia
Ophémon – Johnathan McCullough
Jeannette – Yunuet Laguna
Colin – Joseph Leppek
Dorothée – Gretchen Krupp
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor
Kimille Howard, director
Nathan Raskin, principal coach
Jocelyn Dueck, French coach
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