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Léonore, ou l'amour conjugal
Start Date: 2/23/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/23/2017End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description:

Opera Lafayette
Léonore, ou l'amour conjugal
Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 pm
at the 
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 W. 59th St. New York, NY 10019

Revolution is in the air. A political prisoner awaits death in his cell. A woman puts herself in mortal danger to seek justice. Bouilly’s French libretto, rich with themes that are relevant today, may be familiar to many. Some will recognize music in Gaveaux’s version which foreshadows the Beethoven. From the loneliness of Florestan’s dungeon to the triumphal reunion of husband and wife, everyone will be captivated by this setting of a timeless and inspiring story. 

Before Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote Léonore, ou l'amour conjugal, a version he modeled on an opera by Pierre Gaveaux and Jean-Nicolas Bouilly. Both the Beethoven and Gaveaux works are grounded in the tradition of 18th-century opéra comique. A long-time champion of this French genre, Opera Lafayette aims to recapture the origins of Fidelio, a touchstone of the operatic canon. 

Pierre Gaveaux, composer
Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, librettist
Opera sung in French with English supertitles

Kimy McLaren, Léonore
Jean-Michel Richer, Florestan
Tomislav Lavoie, Rocco
Pascale Beaudin, Marcelline
Dominique Côté, Pizarro
Kevin Geddes, Jaquino
Alexandre Sylvestre, Dom Fernand

Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus

Ryan Brown, conductor
Oriol Tomas, stage director
Laurence Mongeau, set and costume designer
Julie Basse, lighting designer

Admission Information
Tickets $150 -$25; available for purchase at
Limited number of complimentary tickets available to the John Jay community on a first-come, first-served basis. Please present a valid JJAY ID one hour prior to performance.
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