JOIN THE GROUP TO SEE A FRENCH OPERA COMIQUE !
The Alliance Française is taking you to see the French Opera Comique Mignon by Ambroise Thomas, here, in Philadelphia, at the
Academy of Vocal Arts. This is the perfect outing to share with the Alliance's Francophiles and Francophones, and which could
continue, for the volunteers, over a drink!
*** ABOUT THE OPERA ***
This 1866 opera was an outstanding success in Paris. It was given its premiere in November 1866 at the Opéra-Comique and over the next 50
years had nearly 1,500 performances in the house. Ambroise Thomas’ three-act opera comique was first and last presented at AVA in the
1969-70 season. Based on Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, the opera features the famous “Je suis Titania” aria. Wilhelm
(Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre), written between 1777 and 1785 follows Wilhelm Meister in his journey of self-realization. Attempting to
escape his inevitable empty bourgeois life as a businessman, Wilhelm explores the world around him, examining ideas of philosophy,
literature, and politics. Wilhelm tries the theatre before looking towards a mysterious society for enlightenment. The opera was mentioned
into two famous works, James Joyce’s The Dead and Will Cather’s The Professor’s House. This is a fully-staged piano production, sung in
*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ***
- Date : Saturday February 26
- Time: 7:30 pm (Make sure to arrive early enough at 6:45pm).
- Location : AVA - Helen Corning Garden Theater - 1920 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Group Size: 10 maximum
- Language : The opera is sung in French with English supertitles.
- Fee: $70
*** HEALTH AND SAFETY ****
Audience members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events at AVA.Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12; children under 12 will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Masking may be required based on the mandates set forth by the City of Philadelphia and we encourage our visitors and audience members to bring masks with them. This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities.
Learn more on the event here.