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A Night in Venice
A Lyric Theatre Mainstage Production
In English, fully staged, with orchestra
English translation by Thomas Petiet, Comic Opera Guild

Music:  Johann Strauss II
Libretto:  F. Zell and Richard Genée

A Night in Venice (Eine Nacht in Venedig)
is an operetta in three acts based on Le Château Trompette by Eugène Cormon and Richard Genée. The farcical, romantic story has intrigue, mistaken identity, disguises, gondoliers, Venetian masks, and, of course, Johann Strauss waltzes, all set in Venice on the day of Carnival. The work premiered in 1883 in Berlin and then Vienna. It became one of Strauss’s three most famous operettas.

Everyone in Venice is preparing for the Carnival Eve events, especially to attend the Duke of Urbino’s annual Carnival Ball at his palace. The Duke is a notorious playboy and uses the Ball to extend his conquest of the women in attendance. Senator Delacqua is aware of the Duke’s reputation, especially because he witnessed the Duke kissing his beautiful wife, Barbara, during the Ball the previous year. Delacqua plans to send his wife to the convent for the evening to protect her virtue. However, Barbara has decided to attend the Ball and makes secret arrangements without her husband’s knowledge, by sending disguised vendor, Aninna, to the convent in her place. Naturally, great confusion ensues, and in the end the Duke, the Senator, his wife, and all involved learn valuable lessons in love and life.

Performances at the San José City College Theater
  • Sat, June 23, 2018, 8 pm
  • Sun, June 24, 2018, 2 pm
  • Fri, June 29, 2018, 8 pm
  • Sat, June 30, 2018, 2 pm
  • Sun, July 1, 2018, 2 pm
Stage Director:  Michael Morris
Music Director:  Bruce Olstad
Producer:  Laurie Hupman

Cast

The Duke of Urbino - Gregory Spear
Senator Delacqua
- Jonathan Tilley
Barbara Delacqua - Jamie Woodhull
Ciboletta - Nicole Cooper
Caramello - Greg Allen Friedman
Annina - Victoria Sadow
Senator Soporifico - Paul Zawilski
Vipsania - Jennifer Hartshorn
Senator Testaccio - Robert Solis
Agrippina - Linda Solis
Luigi - Ken Cioffi
Alba - Elinor Gates

Ensemble

Elaine Aviles, Dee Baily, Christina Bertani, Mark Blattel, Geordie Burdick, Bob Crabb, Terri Crabb, Anarka Fairchild, Maria Frank, Will Giblin, Beverly Hansberry, Barry Hayes, Lynne Haynes-Tucker, Kathy Kriese, Teri Lockhart, Julie Masterson, Greg Melton, Debra Milbourne, Linda Morris, Cheryl Passanisi, Paul Sherrill, Amanda Siamaknejad, Jackie Tavarez, Linda Todd, Will Todd, Karen Tricomo, Ed Wei, Becky Williams

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