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The Anonymous Lover — LA Opera

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The Anonymous Lover — LA Opera

Release Date: November 13, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «He's been hanging on to this secret for years.»
Genres    :   Music
Production Companies    :   Los Angeles Opera
Director    :   Bruce A. Lemon, Jr.
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Stéphanie-Félicité du Crest de Genlis, Stéphanie-Félicité du Crest de Genlis
RunTime    :   113 mins.

LA Opera proudly presents The Anonymous Lover (L'Amant Anonyme), an unjustly neglected 1780 chamber opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a pioneering Black composer who was a contemporary of Mozart. The comic romance tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has become disillusioned with love. Much to her surprise, she receives a steady stream of letters and gifts from an unknown man professing his undying passion. This amuses her friend Valcour, who also claims to have no interest in romance. But now, after hiding his true feelings for years, Valcour works up the courage to reveal that he himself is the devoted secret admirer. Will his (inevitably awkward) confession sway a woman sworn to resist all affairs of the heart?


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