Alumni, Parents and Friends
Please join us for a very special evening
Saturday, July 19
6:00 pm Preview buffet with talk about the night’s performance
8:30 pm Mozart’s The Impresario & Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol
The Santa Fe Opera
Divas vie for a plum role while a producer struggles to cope with their rivalry and with the stresses of work in the music business. That’s the scenario of Mozart’s brief, witty opera The Impresario. In these ingeniously framed productions, the stars’ rivalry centers on casting for Stravinsky’s exquisite one-act opera Le Rossignol, which forms the second half of a perfectly balanced double-bill. The Impresario takes us to 1920s Paris for the high-stress auditions. With the same cast, Le Rossignol enfolds us in Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic fable in which an emperor learns the lesson of humility. This production of Le Rossignol honors the centennial of the opera’s premiere in Paris in 1914.
Cost: $125 per person
Please respond to Sass Havilar by Wednesday, July 9 by telephone 269.337.7283, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.