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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.”

Watch the trailer

Interview with Alyce Mott, founder of the New York-based  Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live!

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)


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

Creative Team

Music director
Keith McAlister
Kate Guelke
Judith Wiemers
Chris Thompson