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6 – 8 DECEMBER 2019

The Enchantress

Victor Herbert

The Enchantress

A corrupt state, a spoiled prince, a woman of the stage:

Things are about to change in aristocratic Europe, when a womanising crown prince catches the eye of celebrated singer Vivien, whose independence threatens to upset the stately decorum. Written by Irish-American composer Victor Herbert and two of his regular collaborators at a time when the suffrage movement was gaining strength in North America, this operetta has not lost its bite when commenting on inherited power and female ambition, while reveling in the nostalgia of old-world charm.

Enjoy luxurious waltzes and witty repartee in this rediscovery by one of the greatest figures of the American musical stage.

” You think me fickle then?”
“I think you – a man.”

Watch the trailer

Interview with Alyce Mott, founder of the New York-based  Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live!

The Enchantress: An American operetta (1911), by Victor Herbert

Book and Lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Frédérique “Fred” De Gresac

Book adapted for Northern Ireland Opera by Judith Wiemers

Features “I want to be a prima donna” (Art is calling for me)

Cast

Vivien
Zoe Jackson

Regent Milock
David Corr

Prince Ivan
Vladimir-Mihai Sima

Princess Stellina
Ana-Maria Acunune

Princess Poppy
David Lee

Princess Hortensia
Mary McCabe

Poff
Jakob Mahase

Troute
Ben Escorcio

Creative Team

Music Director
Nicholas Chalmers

Director
Kate Guelke

Dramaturg
Judith Wiemers

Videographer
Chris Thompson