Sunday 21 November 2021
Opéra-bouffe by Jacques Offenbach
NSO Chorus, St Paul’s Sinfonia, Conductor Toby Purser, Director / Designer Tony Baker, Choreographer Eleanor Strutt.
Cast includes Chiara Vinci (Zanetta), Anthony Flaum (Tremolini), Paul Featherstone (Casimir), Simon Thorpe (Cabriolo).
Live opera, fully staged, sung in a new English translation
All the wonderfully zany ingredients of a neglected French masterpiece with sparkling music – outrageous fun. In a traveling circus, the dancer Zanetta dusts a waxwork of Princess Trébizonde and accidentally breaks off its nose. She has no choice but to install herself in its position and impersonate the statue. A visiting prince arrives and, naturally, falls in love with the “waxwork”… A talented cast bring this hilarious farce to life.
Tickets £25, £32, £37
Under 16s & Students Half Price
Running time approx 2 hours plus interval
“Oh that all opéra bouffe could be delivered with such panache. The whole evening was a delight” Planet Hugill
“Delightful: this is the way to treat Offenbach” Rupert Christiansen
“From the first bar this production had it in the bag” Jacques Offenbach Society Review
(Reviews of NSO’s La Belle Hélène 2019)