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    La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein

    Presented by at Cutler Majestic Theatre

    April 30-May 4, 2010

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    La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein

    Stephanie Blythe, one of the most highly-acclaimed artists in opera today, makes her Boston stage debut in the title role of Offenbach's spoiled and capricious but magnetic petty tyrant. As her army musters for a war devised solely for her amusement, the Grande-Duchesse becomes infatuated with a young soldier, whom she rapidly promotes to General. Her favorite just as quickly falls out of favor - and she joins in the assassination plot - when...

    Stephanie Blythe, one of the most highly-acclaimed artists in opera today, makes her Boston stage debut in the title role of Offenbach's spoiled and capricious but magnetic petty tyrant. As her army musters for a war devised solely for her amusement, the Grande-Duchesse becomes infatuated with a young soldier, whom she rapidly promotes to General. Her favorite just as quickly falls out of favor - and she joins in the assassination plot - when he marries his sweetheart. 'La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein' offers a wickedly incisive satire of militarism, diplomatic maneuverings, and the caprices of the ruling class, set to a delightfully effervescent score that exemplifies Offenbach's genius for liveliness and humor. Opera Boston Music Director Gil Rose will conduct and Metropolitan Opera stage director David Kneuss will direct. Sung in French with projected titles / spoken dialogue in English. Free pre-performance talk held one hour before curtain. Free artist talkback Q & A will follow Sunday matinee.


    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    219 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:

    FRI/TUES: A: $127 B: $84 C: $52 D: $29 (F) / $32 (T) SUN: A: $132 B: $89 C: $55 D: $34 Single tickets on sale Sept. 13


    General Day and Time Info:

    7:30 pm on Friday 4/30 and Tuesday 5/4 3:00 pm on Sunday 5/2


    Phone: 800-233-3123


    Accessibility Info:

    Call the Majestic Box Office at 617-824-8000 with questions or to order access seating.


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    • Event Name: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
      Article: 'Gerolstein' Updated in Grand Style
      Boston Herald - May 02, 2010
      By Keith Powers

      Keith Powers' review cites the "winningly updated" English translation, and he writes that Stephanie Blythe's sang "remarkably."

    • Event Name: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
      Article: A Grand Performance of Offenbach Operetta
      Boston Globe - May 01, 2010
      By Jeremy Eichler

      Jeremy Eichler's review of Opera Boston's production of "La Grande-Duchesse" calls it "easily one of the most enjoyable things the company has done...
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      Jeremy Eichler's review of Opera Boston's production of "La Grande-Duchesse" calls it "easily one of the most enjoyable things the company has done in years."
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