Washington's own Opera Lafayette makes its Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater debut Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 with Felicien David's 19th Century "orientalist" opera, Lalla Roukh. This multicultural collaboration features the Kalanidhi Dance company directed by Anuradha Nehru and costumes by Indian fashion designer Poonam Bhagat. The cast includes Marianne Fiset in the title role, Emiliano Gonzales Toro as Noureddin, Nathalie Paulin, Bernard Deletre, David Newman and Andrew Adelsberger, with the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus. Nicole Lacroix spoke to Opera Lafayette's conductor and artistic director, Ryan Brown about this little known gem of an opera and its superbly romantic music.
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