My Lord the Duke
My Lord the Duke (aka Herrani Herttua! or Mein Herr Marquis) is an enchanting evening of sparkling, elegant arias from lyric opera, operetta and musicals, designed by Benjamin Vary to showcase a soubrette soprano and Italian tenor.
The musical programme is based on the delightful story of two colourful characters: a love-struck Duke, and a conniving, coquettish chambermaid who plays on her employer’s desperate affections.
Well-known melodies are complemented with sophisticated costumes and surprising props. The audience can follow the arias in their original language with the help of printed translations. My Lord the Duke is particularly suitable as a Saint Valentine’s Day concert.
Donizetti: Quel guardo il cavaliere from Don Pasquale
Rossini: Ah! Donate il caro sposo from Il Signor Bruschino
Puccini: Nessun dorma from Turandot
Verdi: Signor ne principe io lo vorrei from Rigoletto
Ponchielli: Ballet Music from La Gioconda