Determined to find a husband for his beautiful daughter, Isabeau, King Raimondo organises a 'Tournament of Love' in her honour. Knights from around the country assemble to demonstrate their affection for the young Princess. But, to the King's dismay, Isabeau refuses to choose a suitor. As punishment the King forces Isabeau to ride naked on horseback through the town. While the people refuse to look, Folco, the King's falconer, accidentally glimpses her and is arrested. Visiting Folco in prison, Isabeau falls in love with him, a passion which is doomed.


Music: Pietro Mascagni
Lyrics: Luigi Illica
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Archive listings for Isabeau

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Producer Opera Holland Park. Producer New York City Opera. Company City of London Sinfonia. Company Opera Holland Park Chorus. Conductor Francesco Cilluffo. Director Martin Lloyd-Evans. Design takis. Lighting Robbie Butler. Performer Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau). Performer David Butt Philip (Folco). Performer Mikhail Svetlov (King Raimondo). Performer George von Bergen (Cornelius). Performer Nadine Benjamin (Ermyntrude). Performer Joanna Marie Skillett (Ermyngarde). Performer Fiona Kimm (Giglietta). Performer Oliver Brignall (Il cavalier Faidit). Performer Thomas Humphreys (L'araldo maggiore).
14 Jul 18 to 28 Jul 18Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L564411833

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