Jan. 9: La Vie Parisienne by First Coast Opera

IMG_2319From First Coast Opera

The holidays are over, a New Year has been rung in, but the festivities continue when First Coast Opera presents Jacques Offenbach’s rollicking comic operetta, La Vie Parisienne.

This was his first full length work to depict contemporary Parisian life, and it became one of Offenbach’s most popular operettas.  A coherent plot wasn’t necessary; it was just a vehicle to give a context for the witty melodies, which are spun out one after another.

In La Vie Parisienne jilted lovers plan a scam … rich tourists arrive, intent on having the time of their life in Paris! OOH LA LA!  A lavish party with servants dressed up as aristocrats … the champagne flows … and everyone gets drunk! A fight is averted … all ends on a good note with a song to Paris!

You won’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. Saturday, Jan. 9 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.  Reserved seats are available for $35 each at 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 Opera’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.  It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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