Cabildo Tickets London Theatre

Cabildo Tickets

This new production of Amy Beach's rarely-staged opera explores the dark underside of the American dream.

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High summer, 2019. A tour group in New Orleans has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where ‘gentleman pirate’ Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned during the War of 1812. Captivated, newlywed Mary imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape with his lover Valerie.

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach. This new production explores the dark underside of the American dream and asks: how does nostalgia blind us to our past crimes?

Sung in English without surtitles.

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Amy Beach’s neglected, dramatically unsatisfying opera is given a thrillingly sung staging

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Thu 29 Aug - Sat 31 Aug, 8pm
Runtime: 1 hr


24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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