Girondines - A World Premiere Opera!

Girondines - A World Premiere Opera!

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Presbyterian Church of the Covenant + Preschool

503 Duncan Road

Wilmington, DE 19809

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Wilmington Concert Opera (WCO) presents a new opera by Kirsten C. Kunkle and Sarah Van Sciver about six women from the French Revolution.

About this event

Wilmington Concert Opera presents the world premiere of Girondines, a two act ensemble chamber opera. Composer Sarah Van Sciver set the libretto by WCO’s co-founder and artistic director, Kirsten C. Kunkle.

Girondines, based on historical fact, focuses on the story of six real life French Revolutionaries who presumably knew one another, met in secret before the Reign of Terror, and supported one another during the political upheaval. All six of the revolutionaries are women, and of these, three are guillotined and three live. Van Sciver and Kunkle are working to further their own legacy of women, both in the history of the women featured in the opera, and also to create visceral and important roles for women in opera.

*Who's Who in our Cast*

On Friday, October 21st + Saturday, October 22nd at 8pm:

Charlotte Corday...............................................Kirsten C. Kunkle

Olympe de Gouges.................................................Ashley Becker

Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier..................Marisa Robinson

Madame Manon Roland................................Alyssa Maria Lehman

Madame Germaine de Staël.............................Raffaella Lo Castro

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun..................................Tracy Sturgis

On Sunday, October 23rd at 2pm:

Charlotte Corday.......................................Suzannah Waddington

Olympe de Gouges.................................Laurice Simmons Kennel

Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier.......................Alyssa Brode

Madame Manon Roland...........................................Allison Deady

Madame Germaine de Staël...........................Kaitlyn Beth Tierney

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun....................................... Annie Gill

*Also Featuring*

Pianist & Music Director.......................................Sarah Van Sciver

Photographer................................................................Julie Smith

Performances are free and open to the public. Due to historical content, we recommend the opera for ages 13 and up.

Performances take place October 21st & 22nd at 8:00 PM and October 23rd at 2:00 PM at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Wilmington located at 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809.

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Wilmington Concert Opera, an exclusively woman- and minority-run company, was founded on principles of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility.

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