He Who Gets Slapped
Composer: Robert Ward
Librettist: Bernard Stambler
Other Artistic Personnel: Andreas Nomikos (Set Designer)
Michael Pollock (Director)
Emerson Buckley (Conductor)
Original Cast: David Atkinson (Pantaloon)
Regina Sarfaty (Zinida)
Chester Ludgin (Briquet)
Norman Kelley (Mancini)
Lee Venora (Consuelo, Mancini's daughter)
Frank Porretta (Bezano)
Emile Renan (Baron Regnard)
Premiere Date: April 12, 1959
Producing Company: New York City Opera
Description: An unhappy aristocrat becomes the clown Pantaloon, "he who gets slapped," in a provincial circus in pre-World War One France. He falls in love with the bareback rider Consuelo and resolves various love and marital problems by his actions, though not his own.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: New York City Opera
Publisher Web Site: http://www.nycopera.com
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