Emerging Artist Series
The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute presents two one-act French operas from the 20th century. First, Gabriel Pierné’s “Sophie Arnoud.” Sophie was a famous singer during the time of the last half of the 18th century. In her retirement, her former lover Duvall makes a visit and a long-held secret is revealed.
“L’heure espagnole” (“The Spanish Hour”) is a comic opera by Maurice Ravel. A jealous husband, a wife with a roving eye, and a muleteer meet at a clock shop one morning. Time is ticking in this delightful comedy.
James Allbritten, music director
Steven LaCosse, stage director
Angela Vanstory Ward, music preparation
Friday, May 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 2 p.m.