Listen: Minnesota Opera performs Bologne's 'The Anonymous Lover'

Listen to Minnesota Opera's performance of 'The Anonymous Lover' at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.Provided

February 15, 2022

Last Thursday, Minnesota Opera presented The Anonymous Lover for the first time, an opera written in 1780 by the groundbreaking Black composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The comic romance about earnest vulnerability and steadfast devotion tells the story of a beautiful young widow who is doubtful about ever finding love again. When she begins receiving anonymous love letters, her close friend, and secret admirer, feigns amusement while anxiously working up the courage to confess to his role as the sender. Will their journey result in a woeful case of unrequited love? Or will true love prevail?

Listen to the concert now.

Program

The Anonymous Lover

Music by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

Libretto by François-Georges Foques Deshayes, Desfontaines, based on the play L’Amant Anonyme, by Madame de Genlis.

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