Mozart's Impresario and Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tiresias
Performances are April 22 and 23 at 7:30pm, and April 24 at 2pm
What will a struggling opera company do to stay afloat...? Anything the Impresario wants! In this unique, premiere pairing, Mozart's classic comedy "The Impresario" is updated to modern day Orlando, Florida where a struggling opera company desperate to do anything to survive must enlist the financial help of a flamboyant opera patron, Mr Deep-Pockets. He only makes one request; that the company use his two new soprano flings, Everly Shrills and Bethany Squeals in the company's next production. With all the needed backing from Mr Deep-Pockets, the Impresario can now do a piece he's always dreamed of, Les Mamelles de Tiresias or The Breasts of Tiresias; a surrealist piece by Francis Poulenc. The absurdist, gender-bending plot starts with a housewife (Terese) who is sick of doing chores and serving her husband so she removes her breasts (two balloons) and becomes a man (Tiresias) which leads to her husband taking on the role of the woman and now having to produce babies by himself which he does, only too well...
Opera is "expecting" in Central Florida...
Everly Shrills/Therese - Julia Foster
Bethany Squeals/Newspaper Woman/Elegant Lady - Bridgette Gan
Harry the Impresario/Le Gendarme/Bearded Man - TBA
Mr. Deep-Pockets/Lacouf/The Son/The Journalist - Alex Mansoori
The Director/The Husband - Gabriel Preisser
Buff/Presto - TBA
Director- Eric Pinder
Conductor- Michael Sakir
April 22nd at 7:30pm
April 23rd at 7:30pm
Aprl 24th at 2:00pm