Michigan Opera Theatre's CYRANO on WRTI: November 1st, 1 PM
Join us for David DiChiera's three-act opera Cyrano, based on Edmond Rostand’s celebrated stage drama of 1897 - the romantic tragedy Cyrano de Bergerac. Mark Flint conducts.
Cyrano, a nobleman with a larger-than-life personality, skilled in both the sword and the pen, is physically plain with a rather large nose. Despite his overwhelming love for the beautiful Roxane, Cyrano agrees to help his younger rival, the handsome Christian, to win her heart. From the renowned balcony scene to the moving climax, the triumph of the spiritual over the corporeal is ultimately achieved.
Cyrano, similar to Don Quixote and Don Juan, has become one of the world’s most enduring and popular literary figures. The Michigan Opera Theatre presented this opera in 2007. Join us on Saturday, November 1, 1 to 4 pm to hear the recording on WRTI.
Composed by DiChiera, to a libretto by Bernard Uzan, Cyrano was also presented by the Opera Company of Philadelphia (now Opera Philadelphia) in 2008.
Cyrano?: Marian Pop
Roxane?: Leah Partridge
Christian: Jose Luis Sola
?De Guiche?: Peter Volpe
Lignière: Alain Coulombe
?Le Bret?: Gaetan Laperriere
Carbon?: Daniel Okulitch
The Duenna?: Gloria Parker
Ragueneau?: Eric Johnston
Capucin?: Torrance Blaisdell
Marquis de Cuigy?: Matthew Hayward
Marquis de Brisaille?: Daniel Okulitch