Chapeau 1977

Opened: July 24, 1977
Closing: unknown

Chapeau - 1977 - Regional (US) History , Info & More

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)
252 West 45th St. New York, NY

Based on The Italian Straw Hat by Eugene Labiche

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BWW Review: Love and Laughter Warms MN Opera's Luscious THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 29, 2019

n the midst of a polar vortex this winter, MN Opera sends an early valentine filled with warmth to the Twin Cities in their production The Italian Straw Hat at the Ordway Center's Orchestra Hall. This comic Italian opera set in 1950's Paris plays similar to a French farce while sung in Italian and accompanied with English subtitles. Composed and written by Nino Rota and his wife Ernesta, the composer earned accolades for his film scores written for Federico Fellini, and "The Godfather," both the first and second versions. In this opera, Rota's mid-century comedy, a groom's horse eats an expensive straw hat on the morning of his wedding day while his father in law's patent leather shoes fit too tight. Sound extraordinary? Yes, all is wondrous mayhem as this Parisian wedding spins out of control and delightful events happen on stage throughout this enchanting opera.