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Event Archive - Les Feluettes (Lilies):

Sat. April 22nd 2017 Royal Theatre (All Ages)
$25 - $135
In French with English surtitles

April 20, 22, 28, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In 1912 a group of boys at a Quebec college rehearse Gabriele D'Annunzio’s sensual play, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. As a devastating love triangle plays out, one boy dies, one is sent to prison, one becomes a bishop. Decades later, the bishop is made to watch as prisoners re-enact the tragedy.

Based on a celebrated play by Michel Marc Bouchard, with the libretto by the playwright, Les Feluettes is a romantic drama of startling beauty. Australian composer Kevin March weaves a musical tapestry of waltz rhythms, French Canadian folk music, and the sophisticated lushness and bittersweet delicacy of Debussy – all grounded in the splendour of Bouchard's language.

A new work co-commissioned by Pacific Opera Victoria and Productions ODM Inc. (for L’Opéra de Montréal)

Old Simon Doucet – Gino Quilico
Count Vallier de Tilly – Jean-Michel Richer
Monseigneur Jean Bilodeau – Gordon Gietz
Countess Marie-Laure de Tilly – Aaron St. Clair Nicholson
Lydie-Anne de Rozier – Daniel Cabena
Jean Bilodeau – James McLennan
Director – Serge Denoncourt
Conductor – Timothy Vernon
Librettist – Michel Marc Bouchard
Composer – Kevin March


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