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Princess Maleine, a retelling of a Maeterlinck play, is based on a Brothers Grimm tale. The princess is expected to marry Prince Hjalmar, of a neighboring kingdom, but their fathers start a war. Maleine is consigned to a tower but escapes with her handmaiden. Boldly concealing her identity, she becomes a servant in the house of Hjalmar. The prince is by now engaged to Ursula, whose mother Queen Anne has insinuated herself into King Hjalmar’s court. Anne discovers Maleine's identity and coaxes the King to help her kill her daughter’s rival. Horrified by the murder, the prince kills Anne and then himself.





August 16th, 2019 - LaMaMa, New York

August 18th, 2019 - LaMaMa, New York

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August 22nd, 2019 - LaMaMa, New York

August 24th, 2019 - LaMaMa, New York


Princess Maleine of Harlingen: Elyse Kakacek

Prince Hjalmar of Ysselmonde: Jeremy Brauner

King Hjalmar of Ysselmonde: Eric Lindsey

Queen Anne: Liz Bouk

Aleta, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Maleine: Nicholle Bittlingmeyer

The Fool: Jeffrey Mandelbaum

Petit Allan, son of Queen Anne: Megan Vanacore

Vanox, a guard of Marcellus' realm: Gabriel Hernandez

Stephano, a guard of Marcellus' realm: Connor Lidell

Prince Hjalmar's lieutenant: Shane Brown

Queen Godelive of Harlingen: Kristina Malinauskaite

King Marcellus of Harlingen: Jonathan Harris

Princess Ursula of Jutland: MaKayla McDonald

Ensemble: Addie Rose Forstman, Geddy Warner, Rick Agster, Lisa Faieta, Andrea Howland Myers, Melyn Saenz, Anna Woiwood

performed by The Curiosity Cabinet: Lindsey Eckenroth: flute; Mara Mayer: clarinets; Kristin Leitterman: oboe & english horn; Chris Foss: bassoon; Melissa Danas: horn; David Whitwell: trombone; Liann Cline: harp; Joe Tucker: percussion; Edward Forstman: piano; Adam von Housen & Charlotte Munn-Wood: violin; Dan McCarthy: viola; Maureen Kelly: 'cello; Morton Cahn: double bass; Whitney George: conductor


Produced and commissioned

by Dell'Arte Opera Company

Music by Whitney E. George

Libretto by Bea Goodwin

Bea Goodwin, Stage Director

Lauren Hlubny, Choreography

Claire Townsend, Costume Design

Jessie Chen, Scenic Design

Dante Smith, Lighting Design

Nick Nelson, Audio Engineer