Massenet • Pasatieri

Opera in Portraits: Le Portrait de Manon and Signor Deluso

March 19, 2017
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Le Portrait de Manon: Music by Jules Massenet, Libretto by Georges Boyer
Signor Deluso: Music and Text by Thomas Pasatieri
Artistic and Music Director: Eve Budnick
Stage Director: Brenda Huggins


Massenet: sung in French with projected English titles, Pasatieri: sung in English


The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street, Natick, MA

Come enjoy two one-act operas whose plots revolve around portraits. Le Portrait de Manon is Massenet's epilogue to his tragic romance, Manon. A picture of his beloved Manon inspires Des Grieux to strive for a happy ending, if not for himself, then for his cherished student. In Signor Deluso, Pasatieri composes a true farce in which a locket containing a portrait falls into the wrong hands, leading to a comedy of errors.

Champagne and chocolates will be served during intermission.

Photo: Jean Gill

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