La favorite

Donizetti

Conductor – Richard A. Raub

Stage Director – Gregory Boyle

February 15–22, 2020


First time ever at AVA!

Sung in French with English supertitles 

This exquisite bel canto masterwork brings to life a high-stakes love triangle between a monk, a king, and an alluring lover. The monk, Fernando, wishes to leave the monastery because he has fallen hopelessly in love with Leonora, the woman who also happens to be the king’s “favorite.” Amidst the Moorish invasions of Spain, the gripping drama unfolds as Donizetti’s sublime vocal writing tells the story of the lovers’ despair.

Meet the Artists
Anne Marie Stanley
mezzo-soprano
Léonor 
Oliver Sewell ’20
tenor
Fernand
Renée Richardson
soprano
Inès
Eric Delagrange
bass
Balthazar
Abraham Bretón ’20
tenor
Abraham Bretón
Timothy Renner ’20
baritone
Alphonse XI
Zachary Rioux
tenor
A lord
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