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Thursday 25 October | Wednesday 31 October | Saturday 3 November | 20:00 Sunday 28 October | 17:00 The performance will last approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. There will be a 30-minute interval after Act 1 and a 20-minute interval after Act 2. A short introductory talk will take place in the Jerome Hynes Theatre one hour prior to the performance. Speaker: Julia Eberwein

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LE ROI MALGRÉ LUI (THE KING IN SPITE OF HIMSELF) (1887) Opéra comique in three acts to a libretto by Emile de Najac and Paul Burani

First performed on 18 May, 1887 at the Opéra-Comique, Paris Sung in French

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–1894)

Photo: Darren Cheshire

Conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud Thaddeus Strassberger Director Joel Ivany Assistant Director Kevin Knight Set Designer Mattie Ullrich Costume Designer Simon Corder Lighting Designer Marjorie Folkman Choreographer Paula O’Reilly Choreography restaging Theresa Tsang Stage Manager Adam Burnette Assistant Conductor Adam Burnette, Janet Haney Répétiteurs Julia Eberwein Dramaturg Surtitles Celeste Montemarano & Danielle Sinclair This production of Le Roi malgré lui is a co-production of Wexford Festival Opera and the Fisher Center at Bard College. It was premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on 27 July, 2012. This co-production has been made possible by a generous gift from Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander. Supported by

Henri de Valois Liam Bonner Luigi Boccia Comte de Nangis Frédéric Gonçalvès Le Duc de Fritelli Mercedes Arcuri Minka Nathalie Paulin Alexina Quirijn de Lang Laski Thomas Morris Basile Carlos Nogueira Lincourt Lawrence Thackeray D’Elboeuf Simon Robinson Maugiron Owen Webb Comte de Caylus Simon Meadows Marquis de Villequier Colin Brockie Un soldat Jan Patzke, Ryan O’Neill, Aaron Jones Dancers Olivia Qualye, Jenny Reeves, Máire Dee Chorus of Wexford Festival Opera Chorus Master Gavin Carr Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera Leader Fionnuala Hunt Le Roi malgré lui 37

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2012 Wexford Festival Programme Book  

Programme Book for 2012 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford, Ireland

2012 Wexford Festival Programme Book  

Programme Book for 2012 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford, Ireland