The Anonymous Lover (L’Amant Anonyme) Fact Sheet
Company premiere. This is only the second production of the opera in the United States, following performances in 2016 by Little Opera Theatre of New York.
Composer: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Libretto: Madame de Genlis (Stéphanie-Félicité), based on her play of the same name, adapted by François-Georges Fouques Deshayes (known as “Desfontaines“)
Léontine: Tiffany Townsend
Valcour: Robert Stahley
Dorothée: Alaysha Fox
Ophémon: Michael J. Hawk
Jeannette: Gabriela Flores
Colin: Jacob Ingbar
The singers are all members of LA Opera’s young artist program.
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Bruce Lemon, Jr.*
Sets and Projections: Hana S. Kim
Costumes: Misty Ayres*
Lighting: Pablo Santiago
Dramaturg: Ariane Helou*
*LA Opera debut
Ensemble: LA Opera Orchestra
Sung in French (with English subtitles), with dialogues spoken in English translation.
This performance will incorporate an aria from Joseph Bologne's first opera, Ernestine, which only exists in fragments today. The aria has been given to the character Dorothée, originally a spoken role with no singing.
By arrangement with Opera Ritrovata, publisher and copyright owner; engraving and editing by George N. Gianopoulos, Stephen Karr, Leila Núñez-Fredell, and Mishkar Núñez-Fredell.
Performance date and time:
Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 5pm
Livestream Information / Venue:
This performance will be streamed online. The opera will be performed (in a socially distanced stage setting) at the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall (200 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Details to follow.
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.
Last updated: October 13, 2020