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Linda: Lucia Aliberti

Carlo: Ugo Benelli

The Marquis di Boisfleury: Gianni Socci

Antonio: Brian Kemp

Maddalena: Jennifer Adams

Pierotto: Anita Terzian

The Prefect: John O'Flynn

The Intendant: Brendan Cavanagh

Creative Team

ConductorGabriele Bellini
DirectorJulian Hope
Set DesignAnnena Stubbs
Costume DesignAnnena Stubbs
Lighting DesignMick Hughes
Music PreparationHelen Crayford
Chorus MasterSimon Joly

The Plot

Act 1
The opera is set in the Swiss Alps in the 18th century. Linda, a young peasant girl, is in love with Carlo, a poor but ambitious young man. However, Linda's mother hopes to marry her off to a wealthy landowner, the Marquis de Boisfleury. Linda is torn between her love for Carlo and her duty to her family.

Act 2

In the second act, Linda's mother forces her to break off her relationship with Carlo and marry the Marquis instead. Carlo is heartbroken but decides to leave the village and pursue his dreams of becoming a singer. Linda is miserable in her marriage and longs to be reunited with Carlo.

Act 3

In the final act, Linda's life takes a dramatic turn when she discovers that she is actually of noble birth and was kidnapped as a child. She is reunited with her father, the Count of Sirval, who welcomes her back into his family. Carlo returns to the village as a famous singer and is reunited with Linda. The Marquis, who has been plotting against Carlo, is exposed and punished. In the end, Linda and Carlo are free to be together,

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