NEWS FROM OPERA DELLA LUNA
Spring 2016

Something very weird is happening.....
....and it’s happening at
Wilton's Music Hall
on August 18 and 19


TWO OUTRAGEOUS OPERAS in ONE CRAZY EVENING:








Music: Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Adolphe Jaime & Etienne Trefeu
First performance: Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, February 12, 1857

New English Version: Jeff Clarke


Croquefer has imprisoned the daughter of his arch-rival: Mousse-a-Mort, with whom he has been at war for 23 years. Despite having lost most of his body parts, including his tongue, at the Crusades, Mousse-a-Mort is determined to fight one last battle to save his daughter. Their bloody final fight-to-the-death is only prevented by the deft interference of Croquefer’s housekeeper, who cunningly poisons the water, thereby inflicting on all the residents of the castle a devastating and debilitating dose of the squits.





Music: Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Henri Chivot & Alfred Duru
First performance: Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens
September 13 1868
New English Version: Jeff Clarke


On the island of Tulipatan, King Cacatois XXII is unaware that his only son and heir, Alexis, is in fact biologically, his daughter. Knowing how desperate he was for a son, the doctors concealed the child’s true sex from the king, who has now grown increasingly despairing of his son’s gentle disposition. Coincidentally, in order to avoid her child being conscripted into the army, the wife of the King’s Field Marshall has also lied to her husband about their daughter, who is in fact, a boy. How extraordinary it would be if these two bizarrely brought-up children were to meet and somehow fall in love........


WILTON’S MUSIC HALL

Thursday 18 to Friday 19 August 2016, 7.30pm

Ticket prices: £15 to £25
Concessions available from £12.

Call 020 7702 2789 or email
lunatics@operadellaluna.org


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