Boston Lyric Opera
The Anonymous Lover
Music by Joseph Bologne,
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Libretto by Desfontaines-Lavallée
A co-production with
Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Philadelphia.
The Huntington Theatre
Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7:30PM
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 7:30PM
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 3PM
Sung in French with English dialogue and surtitles
Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Celebrate your valentine with this frothy romp, filled with beautiful arias, winning characters, and charming music that inspires us to root for true love. Written in 1780 by Black virtuoso Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, The Anonymous Lover tells the story of Léontine, a wealthy young widow who is disenchanted with the notion of love until she begins receiving letters from an anonymous admirer. Léontine’s journey culminates in her own happy ending, a worthy romantic comedy for the ages.