The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

Top 10 outdoor summer fests; Jun'12; Santa Fe Opera, open-air exterior, NMA Desperate Grand Duchess on the Prowl.

Opera enthusiasts can’t wait to see the ebullient mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role of Jacques Offenbach’s hilarious The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein. Far from being “a lady of a certain age,” this Grand Duchess is a sexy, spoiled aristocrat with an eye for Fritz, a cadet at the local military academy, sung by the dynamic American tenor Paul Appleby. Soprano Anya Matanovič completes the love triangle; Emmanuel Villaume, a noted specialist in French repertory, conducts.

8:30 pm: June 28; July 3, 6, 12, 19
8:00 pm: July 30; August 7, 15, 21, 24

Works & Process at the Guggenheim present the Santa Fe Opera’s The Grand Duchess Of Gerolstein with Susan Graham.

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