Opera Theatre: Down in the Valley & Doctor Miracle
The UofL Opera Theatre presents a double bill, Down in the Valley, a folk-opera in one act by Kurt Weill, and Doctor Miracle by Georges Bizet, sung in English.
Down in the Valley is a folk-opera in one act by composer Kurt Weill and librettist Arnold Sundgaard, initially composed and conceived for the radio in 1945 then rewritten and produced in 1948. It uses famous American tunes to carry the story (including "Down in the Valley", "The Lonesome Dove", and "Hop Up, My Ladies") and connected by original choral music.
Le docteur Miracle (Doctor Miracle) is an opérette in one act by the French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto, by Léon Battu and Ludovic Halévy, is based on Sheridan's play Saint Patrick's Day. Bizet wrote the work when he was just 18 years old for a competition organized by Jacques Offenbach. He shared first prize with Charles Lecocq. His reward was to have the piece performed 11 times at Offenbach's Bouffes-Parisiens theatre. The premiere took place on April 9, 1857 at Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in Paris.
Friday, April 20 at 8:00pm
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