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Robinson Crusoé

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Royal College of Music: Britten TheatrePrince Consort Road, London, Greater London, SW7 2BS, United Kingdom
March 13, 15, 16, 18 at 19:00
Performers
RCM Opera Studio
Michael RosewellConductor
Bill Bankes-JonesDirector
Sarah BoothSet Designer
Joel WilliamsTenorRobinson CrusoéMar 13, 16
Glen CunninghamTenorRobinson CrusoéMar 15, 18
Catriona HewitsonSopranoEdwigeMar 13, 16
Julieth Lozano RolongSopranoEdwigeMar 15, 18
Timothy EdlinBass-baritoneSir William Crusoé
Anna CooperSopranoLady Deborah CrusoéMar 13, 16
Holly Marie BinghamSopranoLady Deborah CrusoéMar 15, 18
Katy ThomsonSopranoSuzanneMar 13, 16
Camilla HarrisMezzo-sopranoSuzanneMar 15, 18
Michael BellTenorTobyMar 13, 16
Guy ElliottTenorTobyMar 15, 18
Fleuranne BrockwayMezzo-sopranoVendredi (Man Friday)Mar 13, 16
Lauren Joyanne MorrisMezzo-sopranoVendredi (Man Friday)Mar 15, 18
Theodore PlattBassJim CocksMar 13, 16
Rhys BattTenorJim CocksMar 15, 18
Edward JowleBaritoneWill Atkins
RCM Symphony Orchestra

This spring let a sparkling cast of RCM singers take you on a tuneful treasure hunt filled with swashbuckling sea songs and maritime melodies, as the RCM Opera Studio marks the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach with a performance of his immensely fun operetta, Robinson Crusoe.

Offenbach's light-hearted love story is loosely based on Daniel Defoe's classic novel which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, and is a seafaring musical adventure set against a backdrop of colonialism and cannibalism. It follows the fate of hopeless romantic Robinson, who sets sail for South America with dreams of finding a fortune for his fiancee Edwige. It’s anything but plain sailing for our hero, however, who ends up shipwrecked on a desert island. And when Edwige launches a rescue mission, she too finds herself at the mercy of pantomime pirates and waltzing cannibals. Will the two lovers ever find each other, their treasure, or their way back home?

Opéra Comique in Three Acts
Libretto Eugène Cormon and Hector Crémieux
Sung in English (version by Don White)
Performed by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited

With generous support from the RCM Opera Syndicate.

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