Fiesque

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This event has now ended. It took place on the 10-15 Mar 2008.

Fiesque

UCL Union Music Society present University College operas production of Fiesque.

Reviewed in The Guardian and classicalsource.com.

University College Opera is the most ambitious and audacious student opera company in the country, comprised of UCL students working with talented young professionals.

Fiesque, written by the French composer Edouard Lalo, tells a story of love, jealousy, conspiracy and murder. Set in Italy in 1547, the opera follows the struggle of Count Fiesque against his city’s oppressive rule - his victory and his ultimate downfall.

Fiesque leads a revolution against the ruling family of Genoa. But soon his ambition, love of celebrity, and his adulterous involvement with the daughter of the enemy, cause his own followers to mistrust him. They begin to plot against him.

The city’s tyrannical rulers are overthrown, but as Genoa marches in triumph, Fiesque’s life is cut violently short by those closest to him. Lalo’s score is beautiful and compelling, bringing this powerful story dramatically to life.

Tickets £22, Concessions £15, UCL £8 (please visit the box office to obtain the UCL price).

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