Not one but three productions will highlight the 3rd Annual Chamber Opera Festival, presented this weekend by Rochester Lyric Opera: "The Apothecary" (by Haydn), "Gallantry" (by Douglas Moore), and "The Happy Prince" (setting by Malcolm Williamson). "Gallantry" is a parody of the television soap opera "General Hospital," which makes it a modern compliment to "The Apothecary," a romantic farce set in an 18th century pharmacy. Performances of "Gallantry" and "Apothecary" will take place at Visual Studies Workshop, while "Prince" will be performed at the National Museum of Play. Featured singers include Kristen Plumley, soprano; Eric Brenner, countertenor; Eapen Leubner, tenor; and Grant Knox, tenor.
The Chamber Opera Festival takes place Friday, February 28-Sunday, March 2. Tickets cost $15-$35 per production, except "Prince," which is free with museum admission. For details about performance dates, times, and locations, visit RochesterLyricOpera.org.