Prior to the premiere of the Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Philadelphia’s co-production of The Anonymous Lover, OPERA America’s President and CEO Marc A. Scorca moderates a discussion with Boston Lyric Opera’s General Director and CEO Bradley Vernatter, Opera Philadelphia’s General Director and President David Devan, playwright Kirsten Greenidge and director Dennis Whitehead Darling, illuminating how they are working together to co-produce this new production. See performance highlights by tenor Omar Najmi and soprano Brianna Robinson.
Written in 1780 by Black virtuoso Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, The Anonymous Lover tells the story of Léontine, a wealthy young widow who is disenchanted with the notion of love until she begins receiving letters from an anonymous admirer. Léontine’s journey culminates in her own happy ending, a worthy romantic comedy for the ages.
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