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Opera Performance, Pre-Show Talk, and Reception
La Double Coquette

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Performance at 8pm | Pre-Show Talk at 6:30pm

Peak Performances @ Montclair State University

Join FIAF Montclair and Peak Performances for a special preshow talk and performance of the acclaimed French opera La Double Coquette.

A charming revision of Antoine Dauvergne’s 1753 opéra comique, La Double Coquette tells the story of what happens when a good-looking, double-crossing cross-dresser sets out to win back her lover from the arms of a young seductress. Modern-day French composer Gérard Pesson’s additions seamlessly complement the original score. Combined with Pierre Alferi’s cheeky new libretto, La Double Coquette is delicious light comedy brought to life by the gifted musicians of Ensemble Amarillis.

Neal Goren, Founder and Artistic Director of Gotham Chamber Opera, will host the pre-show talk “Strange Bedfellows”, followed by the premiere of La Double Coquette. After the show, meet the artists backstage during a VIP champagne reception. Delicious hors-d'oeuvres will be served during the talk and the reception.

Read The New York Times review — click here!

75 minutes, no intermission. In French with English supertitles.


6:30pm — “Strange Bedfellows” Pre-Performance Talk with Neal Goren
8pm — Premiere Performance of La Double Coquette
Post-Performance — VIP Champagne Reception for FIAF Ticket Buyers


Tickets are $20 with promo code FIAF

Purchase online:
By phone: 973-655-5112
In-person: Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office

While purchasing performance tickets, remember to select the pre-show talk add-on option if you wish to attend the talk at 6:30pm.


Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Map & Directions

Complimentary Bus from NYC at 5:30pm

Enjoy complimentary transportation from New York to Montclair on the Peak Performances audience bus. Take the De Camp charter bus from outside the Port Authority Terminal on the 41st Street "arcade" (covered street) between 8th and 9th Avenues. Bus departs promptly at 5:30pm. Call the Alexander Kasser Theater box office at 973-655-5112 to make a bus reservation. Let them know you are attending with the FIAF group.


FIAF Montclair
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Montclair, NJ 07042

Pre-show talk presented in partnership with Peak Performances

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