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The world premiere of Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals will launch Skylight Opera Theater’s 2011-12 season from September 16 to October 2. Loosely based on Sheridan’s play of the same name, this comic opera is set in Newport, Rhode Island around the turn of the 20th century. An American heiress falls hopelessly in love with a composer and longs for living in “charming poverty.” Her aunt, the infamous Mrs. Malaprop, has more traditional aspirations for her and arranges a marriage with a rich and dashing British Naval Captain. As the rival lovers prepare to duel for the heiress’ hand in marriage, there is a twist that sends things spiraling into hilarity.

Mechem penned the music and libretto for The Rivals. Skylight’s production is directed by Dorothy Danner and conducted by Richard Carsey.


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