Title

Scene from L'etoile written by Emmanuel Chabrier

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom D

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Scene from L’etoile written by Emmanuel Chabrier Performance by Brittany Waywell, Alix Deenin and Taylor Woyvodich Emmanuel Chabrier wrote L’etoile (The Star), a satirical opera bouffe, in 1877. The opera was originally in the French language, but we will be performing it in English so the audience can better understand the comedy taking place. This scene takes place at the beginning of the opera when a party of diplomats from a neighboring kingdom, including Princess Laoula (Taylor Woyvodich) and Aloes, the Ambassador’s wife (Brittany Waywell), arrive to celebrate King Ouf I birthday. Lazuli, a traveling salesman (Alix Deenin), spots the Princess from down the road and instantly falls in love. He then asks the star what his fate will be and falls asleep in the road. Aloes decides to wake him and Laoula reluctantly joins in the fun. The creative process started with auditions in late November. Students had to prepare an opera aria or art song to perform for a panel of voice faculty. The faculty then cast the students and we received our music. We had winter quarter to prepare our music with our private voice teachers. Musical rehearsals started in the beginning of spring quarter. Right now we are in the process of staging the scene. After that is perfected, we will polish the scene to make it fun and interesting to the audience. The final touch will be the costumes and set which we also have a voice in creating.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Gayla Blaisdell

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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Scene from L'etoile written by Emmanuel Chabrier

SURC Ballroom D

Scene from L’etoile written by Emmanuel Chabrier Performance by Brittany Waywell, Alix Deenin and Taylor Woyvodich Emmanuel Chabrier wrote L’etoile (The Star), a satirical opera bouffe, in 1877. The opera was originally in the French language, but we will be performing it in English so the audience can better understand the comedy taking place. This scene takes place at the beginning of the opera when a party of diplomats from a neighboring kingdom, including Princess Laoula (Taylor Woyvodich) and Aloes, the Ambassador’s wife (Brittany Waywell), arrive to celebrate King Ouf I birthday. Lazuli, a traveling salesman (Alix Deenin), spots the Princess from down the road and instantly falls in love. He then asks the star what his fate will be and falls asleep in the road. Aloes decides to wake him and Laoula reluctantly joins in the fun. The creative process started with auditions in late November. Students had to prepare an opera aria or art song to perform for a panel of voice faculty. The faculty then cast the students and we received our music. We had winter quarter to prepare our music with our private voice teachers. Musical rehearsals started in the beginning of spring quarter. Right now we are in the process of staging the scene. After that is perfected, we will polish the scene to make it fun and interesting to the audience. The final touch will be the costumes and set which we also have a voice in creating.