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The Terrace Theater was constructed on the Roof Terrace level in the late 1970s as a Bicentennial gift from the people of Japan to the United States. It seats 513 for intimate performances of chamber music, ballet and contemporary dance, theater, and family performances.

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Opera Lafayette presents: Grétry's L'Épreuve Villageoise (The Village Trial)


Opera Lafayette presents the Modern World Premiere of
André Grétry's L'Épreuve Villageoise (1784)
Libretto by M. Desforges

Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season closes with an opera that delighted audiences during the early 19th century, not only in an opera-rich Europe, but also in the young American cities of New Orleans and New York. With an extraordinary cast hailing from the three nations whose cultures animated New Orleans at the time--France, Spain, and the United States--Opera Lafayette re-imagines a performance by the storied Théatre d'Orléans. In contrast to the court opera of Rameau, Grétry's L'Épreuve Villageoise depicts the trials and tribulations of a small country town. The rustic story and charming musical composition blend beautifully, emphasizing an essential aspect of Grétry's operas that helped ensure his place as one of the 18th century's most admired composers.

Performance Timing: 1-1/2 hours, with no intermission.
Performed in French, with English supertitles.

CAST to include:  
Pascale Beaudin – Denise (2 p.m.)
Sophie Junker – Denise (7:30 p.m.) 
Talise Trevigne – Madame Hubert
Thomas Dolié
– La France
Francisco Fernández-Rueda – André

Nick Olcott, Director
The Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus
Ryan Brown, Conductor