Girondines - a world premiere

October 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022

503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809

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    Wilmington Concert Opera presents the world premiere of “Girondines,” a two act ensemble chamber opera.

    “Girondines”, based on historical fact, focuses on the story of six real life French Revolutionaries who presumably knew one another, met in secret before the Reign of Terror, and supported one another during the political upheaval. All six of the revolutionaries are women, and of these, three are guillotined and three live. Composer Sarah Van Sciver and librettist Kirsten C. Kunkle are working to further their own legacy of women, both in the history of the women featured in the opera, and also to create visceral and important roles for women in opera.

    The ensemble cast is as follows:

    Charlotte Corday -
    Kirsten C. Kunkle (10/21 & 10/22)
    Laura Heydt (10/23)

    Olympe de Gouges -
    Ashley Becker (10/21 & 10/22)
    Laurice Simmons Kennel (10/23)

    Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier -
    Marisa Robinson (10/21 & 10/22)
    Alyssa Brode (10/23)

    Madame Roland (Manon) -
    Alyssa Maria Lehman (10/21 & 10/22)
    Allison Deady (10/23)

    Madame de Staël (Germaine) -
    Raffaella Lo Castro (10/21 & 10/22)
    Kaitlyn Beth Tierney (10/23)

    Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun -
    Tracy Sturgis (10/21 & 10/22)
    Annie Gill (10/23)

    Harp - Janet Whitman
    Piano & Music Direction - Sarah Van Sciver

    Photography - Julie Smith

    The performances are free and open to the public, and with no tickets required!

    Performance are Oct 21 & 22nd at 8:00 PM and October 23 at 2:00 PM at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Wilmington. (503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809).

    Due to historical content, we recommend the opera for ages 13 and up.

    Wilmington Concert Opera is an exclusively women and minority run company, founded on the principles of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility.

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