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Schedule

2022-2023

Highlights of Bernard's 2022-2023 season include La rondine with Mobile Opera, as well as recital collaborations in Des Moines, IA and productions of Trouble in Tahiti, Gallantry, Cabildo, and Cendrillon at Simpson College.

 

GALLANTRY: A SOAP OPERA

Douglas Moore

October 28-30, 2022

Simpson College

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A surgeon has fallen in love with the anesthetist, who in turn loves the patient on the table! Gallantry is a musical farce centering on a television soap opera set in a hospital's operating room. Critical moments are, of course, interrupted by commercials.

TROUBLE IN TAHITI

October 28-30

Simpson College

Leonard Bernstein

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Trouble in Tahiti tells the story of a day in the life of two married people who appear to have the perfect life, but both are longing for something more.

CABILDO

Amy Beach

February 17-19, 2023

Simpson College

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A tour group in New Orleans visits where pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, Mary dreams of the story of Lafitte’s escape. Was love his key to freedom or is that just wishful thinking?  Written in 1932 and incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach.

CENDRILLON

Pauline Viardot

February 17-19, 2023

Simpson College

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Cendrillon is a chamber operetta that takes a more lighthearted approach to Perrault's original fairy tale, Cinderella.  The evil stepmother is replaced with a bumbling and clueless stepfather and the Fairy Godmother appears as a guest at the party and entertains the guests with a song.

LA RONDINE

Giacomo Puccini

March 24 & 26, 2022

Mobile Opera

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The soaring music of Puccini raises the dazzling Magda to the heights of true love—but the past is always present and the future spells heartbreak. Bernard returns to Mobile Opera to conduct Puccini's La rondine.