The holidays are over, a New Year has been rung in, but the festivities continue when First Coast Opera presents Jacques Offenbachâ€™s rollicking comic operetta,Â La Vie Parisienne.
This was his first full length work to depict contemporary Parisian life, and it became one of Offenbachâ€™s most popular operettas.Â A coherent plot wasnâ€™t necessary; it was just a vehicle to give a context for the witty melodies, which are spun out one after another.
InÂ La Vie ParisienneÂ jilted lovers plan a scam â€¦ rich tourists arrive, intent on having the time of their life in Paris! OOH LA LA!Â A lavish party with servants dressed up as aristocrats â€¦ the champagne flows â€¦ and everyone gets drunk! A fight is averted â€¦ all ends on a good note with a song to Paris!
You wonâ€™t want to miss this fully staged operetta, sung in French, with English supertitles, with the dialogue in English.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m.Â Saturday, Jan. 9 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.Â Reserved seats are available for $35 each atÂ www.firstcoastopera.com, and tickets are $40 at the door. Tickets for students and Flagler College staff with ID are $10. Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 904-417-5555.
First Coast Operaâ€™s mission is to present the highest quality opera in Northeast Florida, with a balance of unwavering commitment to artistic excellence, while developing regional talent.Â It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.