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Published on Jul 25, 2011
Glimpses of Central City Opera's 2011 production of THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS (Les Mamelles de Tirésias).
Music by Francis Poulenc Libretto by Guillaume Apollinaire Conductor: John Baril Director: Ken Cazan Choreographer: Ken Cazan Assistant Director: James Darrah Scenic and Projections Designer: Cameron Anderson Costume Designer: Alice Marie Kugler Bristow Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques Wig/Makeup Designer: Jason Allen and Ronell Oliveri Associate Conductor: Adam Turner
Cast in order of vocal appearance General Directeur: Robert Gardner Thérèse: Joanna Mongiardo Le Mari: Daniel Belcher Lacouf: Philippe Pierce Presto: Jonathan Cole Le Gendarme: Timothy J. McDevitt La Marchande de journaux: Annie Rosen Le Journaliste Parisien: Jonathan Winell Le Fils: Brad Benoit La Grosse Dame: Kaitlyn Costello Le Monsieur Barbu: Brian Wehrle La Dame Elegante: Alexandra Loutsion
Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra
Translation courtesy of Supertitlist Tom Getty: Well-known representative of authority, You heard it clearly spoken. The women of Zanzibar want political rights And straight away renounce reproductive love. You hear them cry: "No more babies!" To populate Zanzibar, It's up to elephants, monkeys, snakes, Mosquitoes and ostriches. And as sterile as the bees in the hive That at least make wax and honey, Woman is just a neutered animal In the sight of heaven. And let me tell you, Monsieur Gendarme, Zanzibar needs children. Sound the alarm, cry out in the crossroads and the streets, We must make babies once again in Zanzibar! If women won't make them, too bad. Let men do it! Yes, perfectly, I tell it to your face, It shall be done by...ME!