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Mason Opera Presents: Mesdames de la Halle

Presented BySchool of Music
When/WhereMonday, Apr 06, 2020 2:00pmOnline

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This video will be available on the Center for the Arts Facebook page starting at 2pm on April 6. Music Director and Mason Professor Joe Walsh will introduce the opera "Mesdames de la Halle," performed by Mason Opera in December 2019. About the Opera: In 1858, at the height of his creative genius, and just prior to becoming the most popular composer in Paris, Jacques Offenbach wrote "Mesdames de la Halle," an hour-long romp through the grand market in the City of Light. Several ingredients are tossed into the plot, including a young girl with mysterious origins, a drum-major with an overactive libido, and three "friends" who turn into rivals. The result is a riotous farce with some gorgeous music and great opportunities for splendid vocalism. Offenbach at his best!