Opera 2024-2025

La Périchole

Jacques Offenbach






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The story

Lima, circa 1770. The Viceroy of Peru, Don Andrès, who is known for his string of female conquests, sets his sights on La Périchole, a poor young street singer. She leaves her life on the streets and her lover Piquillo to move into the palace. But to become an official Lady in Waiting at the court, she must be married! Piquillo, who has been lurking nearby, is selected and, in a drunken haze, agrees to assume the role of the false husband…