La Favorite
La Favorite
February 1, 2020
7:30 pm
Houston
Houston Grand Opera
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Language

Sung in French with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 50 minutes
1 intermission

Subject

Donizetti
La favorite
Secret love bound by silence.

HGO Premiere

Once the most performed opera of its time, this bel canto drama features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into Donizetti’s now–rarely performed La favorite is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king, and warrior.

Opera powerhouse and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton and international star Lawrence Brownlee return to Houston for this HGO premiere.

Sung in French with projected English translation.

CAST
Léonor de Guzman Jamie Barton
Fernand Lawrence Brownlee
Alphonse XI Jacques Imbrailo
Balthazar Federico De Michelis
CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor Christophe Rousset
Director Kevin Newbury
Set Designer Victoria Tzykun
Costume Designer Jessica Jahn

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair