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A corrupt state, a spoiled prince, a woman of the stage:

Things are about to change in aristocratic Europe, when a womanising crown prince catches the eye of celebrated singer Vivien, whose independence threatens to upset the stately decorum. Written by Irish-American composer Victor Herbert and two of his regular collaborators at a time when the suffrage movement was gaining strength in North America, this operetta has not lost its bite when commenting on inherited power and female ambition, while reveling in the nostalgia of old-world charm.

Enjoy luxurious waltzes and witty repartee in this rediscovery by one of the

greatest figures of the American musical stage.

” You think me fickle then?”
“I think you – a man.”

Illustration by Kathryn McGrane

 

The Enchantress: An American operetta (1911), by Victor Herbert

Book and Lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Frédérique “Fred” De Gresac

Book adapted for Northern Ireland Opera by Judith Wiemers

Features “I want to be a prima donna” (Art is calling for me)

Cast

Vivien
Zoe Jackson
Regent Milock
David Corr
Prince Ivan
Vladimi-Mihai Sima
Princess Stellina
Ana-Maria Acunune
Princess Poppy
David Lee
Princess Hortensia
Mary McCabe
Poff
Jakob Mahase
Troute
Ben Escorcio

Creative Team

Music director
Keith McAlister
Director
Kate Guelke
Dramaturg
Judith Wiemers