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Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. Revel in the bliss and misery of marriage as the six ill-fated queens of the second Tudor king share their experiences of matrimony and acrimony. 

This original work about the 6 wives of Henry VIII expands the song cycle Try Me, Good King by Libby Larsen, with original monologues, madrigals, and other music to give voice to Henry’s dead wives. The result is an atmospheric snapshot into the unique lives of history’s most famous wives. The Critic’s Choice winner for Best Musical at the 2019 Orlando International Fringe Festival, 6 of VIII features The Helena Collective. Presented at the Historic Casa Feliz Mansion in Winter Park, these special encore performances include appetizers, desserts, and wine.

ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 1 Hours

SHOW TIMES:
Friday September 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday September 15 at 2:00 p.m.*

*This performance is currently sold out, to be placed on the wait list please email office@operaorlando.org or call 407-512-1900

Sung in English

Adaptation created by Sara Catherine Barnes

Special pre-show presentation “On the Balcony” featuring selections from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and Bernstein’s West Side Story along with pop-up performances by the ConVivo Madrigal Singers.


 
Balcony Scene from Opera Orlando’s  The Barber of Seville  at Casa Feliz in February of 2019

Balcony Scene from Opera Orlando’s The Barber of Seville at Casa Feliz in February of 2019


Cast

Members of Helena Collective


“On the Balcony” performers

 

Creative Team

Lynn Peghiny - Music Director

Sara Catherine Barnes - Stage Director

Alison Reid - Costume Designer

Conny Williamson - Stage Manager

 

Music

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