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Odyssey Opera: The British Invasion Festival

 22 May 2015 at 03:00pm 

Odyssey Opera: The British Invasion Festival

Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo (May 22 + 24). Based on a short play by Chekhov, The Bear is a humorous tale about an ostentatiously virtuous widow, Yelena Ivanovna Popova, and her late husband’s boorish but well-­‐‑intentioned creditor, Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov. With a libretto written by B.C. Stephenson and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Zoo remained unpublished and unperformed for many years. This one-­‐‑act “musical folly” is sprightly and charming, unfolding through cleverly set arias, choruses, and patter.

William Walton : The Bear
Arthur Sullivan : The Zoo

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