CSUSB Opera Theatre Presents Les Mamelles de Tirésias

CSUSB Opera Theatre Presents Les Mamelles de Tirésias

May 04, 2019
PA 102: Perfroming Arts Building Recital Hall
07:30 PM
All expectations are confounded in this nonsensical comic opera. Written in Paris, during surrealism’s Golden Age, these absurdist delights unfold amid storylines that are as entertaining as they are strange.  Les mamelles de Tirйsias (The Breasts of Tiresias) is a surrealist two-act opéra bouffe based on the play of the same title by Guillaume Apollinaire. Inspired by the story of the Theban soothsayer Teiresias, the author inverted the myth to produce a provocative interpretation with feminist and pacifist elements. He tells the story of Thérèse, who changes her sex to obtain power among men, with the aim of changing customs, subverting the past, and establishing equality between the sexes. Join the CSUSB Opera Theatre for an evening of spectacular nonsense and fun, where nothing makes sense and the bizarre is king!