Preview: Jacques Offenbach’s Le 66 by Spot Pocket Opera Theatre
Local chamber western opera company Spot Pocket Opera Theatre is a frequent sight at the Esplanade Concourse and Botanic Gardens. But if you’re interested in something a little meatier, then don’t miss out on their brand new production next week, as they present Jacques Offenbach’s Le 66.
The one act operette was written in 1856, and follows Franz and Grittly, two starving travellers en route to Starsbourg. Reaching Stuttgart, Grittly learns her sister is in great distress and set off to see her, with Franz in tow. On meeting a pedlar on the road, Franz miraculously wins 100,000 florins in a lottery with the ticket 66, and overjoyed, borrows money from the peddler to go on a spending spree. Upon finding out that the ticket in fact reads 99, things come to a head between Grittley and Franz – will the two remain friends and be able to pay off their debt?
Directed by Andy Pang and conducted by Vincent Chen with an English libretto newly adapted by Tan Jia Yee, join cast members Charmaine Tan, Jeremy Koh, David Tao and the SPOT Music Ensemble as Spot Pocket Opera Theatre as they bring you on Franz and Grittley (hashtag #FraGriTravels) and bring you on a dramatic, operatic journey about friendship, love and money.
Le 66 plays at The Arts House Play Den from 22nd to 24th November 2018. Tickets available from Peatix