Viva la Mamma &
Les Mamelles de Tirésias
By Gaetano Donizetti/Francis Poulenc
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10 public, $8 students
Location: Hall Auditorium (reserved seating, directions)
The farcical Viva la Mamma is an ‘opera within an opera’ that opens on a company in rehearsal with a prima donna refusing to take direction, a director pulling his hair out in frustration, and a singer can who barely perform the part he has been given. Absurdist humor rules Les Mamelles de Tirésias — an operatic setting of Guillaume Apollinaire’s play that adeptly illustrates issues of feminism and gender roles. This double bill will be performed in English.
Photo: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97