Photography by Gustave Valdes.

Photography by Gustave Valdes.

CCM Opera students are preparing to tackle the uproarious comedy of Offenbach’s rarely performed operetta, The Island of Tulipatan, which runs March 4-6 in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. A part of CCM’s Studio Opera Series, the performance is conducted by Chaowen Ting and directed by Jennifer Williams. Admission to The Island of Tulipatan is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Monday, Feb. 28 at noon—please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. Learn more about the production after the jump.

This unbelievable tale of gender-bending comedy centers upon Hermosa, a boy who was raised as a girl to avoid military conscription, and Alexis, a noble girl raised as a boy to provide an heir to the throne. Of course unknowingly, the young people fall in love and plan to wed, which is questioned when the cross-gender role-playing comes to light. Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru’s original racy French libretto provides the text for a deliriously delightful one-act operetta. Sung in French with English spoken dialogue.

Cast:

King Cacatois XXIII: Spencer Viator
Alexis: Jessica Jacobs & Sarah Tucker
Romboïdal: Ian McEuan
Théodorine: Esther Kang
Hermosa: Shawn Mlynek

Performance Dates:
March 4-6

  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 4
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5
  • 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6

Location:
Cohen Family Studio Theater

Admission:
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Monday, Feb. 28 at noon—please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

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