Baroque opera, in English, returns to Skylight
Based on the story of Beauty and the Beast, this 1771 comic Baroque opera by French composer André Grétry showcases the well-known fairy tale in a new light, while remaining true to its message of the redemptive power of love and the true nature of inner beauty. The production will also feature dance.
A playful and effervescent score with lush, melodic orchestrations and ornamental flourishes, including La Fauvette, in which the soprano imitates birdsong.
French composer André Grétry
French text by Jean François Marmontel based on La Belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast) by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, and Amour pour amour by P. C. Nivelle de La Chaussé.
Like what you see? Then be sure to nominate BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for the Footlights Performing Arts Awards!
Check out this sneak peek preview with puppeteer James Ortiz: