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Set in 1930s Spain, La Favorite tells the tale of Fernand who abandons monastic life on falling in love with Leonor. However, it is only after their wedding that he discovers that she was once the mistress or 'la favorite' of King Alphonse of Castille who, forbidden by the Pope to divorce his wife, had agreed to release her to marry as a prize for Fernand's recent military victories. What will happen to the newlyweds now Leonor's shameful secret has been uncovered?

Performers David Woodward (Fernand), Catherine Backhouse (Leonor), Tristan Hambleton (Balthazar), Kevin Greenlaw (King Alphonse).
Author Gaetano Donizetti. Presented by University College Opera. Adapted by R. Harris-Warrick. Director John Ramster. Conductor Charles Peebles.

La Favorite

La Favorite (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01920108699. Details of all La Favorite archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S837269364

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14 Mar 16
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19 Mar 16
Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Outer London
Greater London

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