La Périchole (Jacques Offenbach)

29 / 31 July / 3 August 2016

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La Périchole – Aurélia Jonvaux
Piquillo – Bo Wang
Vice-roy du Pérou – Nicholas Bercet
Gouverneur de Lima – Antoine Salmon
Tarapote – Xavier Truong Fallai
Guardalena/Manuelita – Clara Fournillier
Mastrille/Brambilla – Latana Phoung
Frasquinella – Nicole Oppler
Panatellas – Jean-Pascal Heynemand
Berginella/Ninetta – Béatrice de Larragoïti

Musical director – Konstantinos Diminakis

Artistic director – Bernadette Grimmett

The music of this opera is vintage Offenbach in its sparkling, lilting melodies and vivacious rhythms. The subject matter, however, is more serious and realistic than many. Two street entertainers from Lima want to be married but can’t afford the licence. Their encounter with the opulence and corruption of the vice-regal court results in them achieving their ambition after many trials.

We are delighted to welcome back Konstantinos Diminakis, who conducted a scintillating Nozze di Figaro for us, to wave his light and airy baton over our Périchole.

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