Ben loves Lucy or, should we call her, ‘Rockabilly Lucy’, with her total adoration of 1950s style? Will his gift soften her heart, and encourage her to accept his hand in marriage, or remove her from his arms forever?
Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ or ‘L’amour à trois’ is a gem of operatic comedy, presenting an attempted marriage proposal alongside endless phone interruptions (how very modern!).
This marvelous, bijou opera is followed by a second half of music, featuring composers including Warlock, Barber and Roderick Williams, which traces the journey of myriad conversations and musings on that delightful tyrant, Love.
Featuring the award winning soprano Lisa Cassidy and the stunning baritone, Mark Saberton, this is an evening not to be missed.
Lisa Cassidy Lucy
Mark Saberton Ben
Matthew McCombie Accompanist
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