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Offenbach’s La Princesse de Trébizonde

Fri 16 Sep 2022, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Classical music
From £16
past event
past event
Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano

Presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Rara, Offenbach’s 1869 comic opera is funny, brimming with melody and topped off with a delicious spritz of sexiness.

Pure delight, in other words, fresh from the sparkling imagination of the man who invented operetta.

A travelling funfair, a lovesick Prince, a lottery ticket and a beautiful young woman pretending to be a waxwork … what could possibly go wrong?

We don’t hear it enough, but Opera Rara is out to put that right. In this rare revival, ex-ENO music director Paul Daniel conducts a hand-picked cast.

In association with Opera Rara

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Paul Daniel conductor
  • Anne-Catherine Gillet soprano, Zanetta
  • Virginie Verrez mezzo-soprano, Le Prince Raphaël
  • Christophe Gay bass-baritone, Cabriolo
  • Antoinette Dennefeld soprano, Régina
  • Josh Lovell tenor, Le Prince Casimir
  • Katia Ledoux mezzo-soprano, Paola
  • Christophe Mortagne tenor, Trémolini
  • Loïc Félix tenor, Sparadrap, Le Director
  • Harriet Walter narrator
  • Opera Rara Chorus
  • Offenbach: La Princesse de Trébizonde - opera in 3 acts (performed in French with English surtitles)

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 7+

Please note that there is no interval in this performance

Institut français, Thu 8 Sep, 7pm: The Institut français du Royaume-Uni, Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic Orchestra present a discussion with the cast and creative team on Offenbach’s life and work, plus selected performances from the new production.

Dates & times

Fri 16 Sep 2022, 7.30pm
Approximate run time: 1 hour 50 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


  • Standard entryFrom £16*
  • Concessions25%**

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