The Anonymous Lover

March 2023

Composer: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Librettist: François-Georges Fouques Deshayes, Desfontaines
Based on the play: “L’Amant anonyme” by Stéphanie Félicité, Madame de Genlis
Premiere Date: March 8, 1780

The Anonymous Lover, written in 1780 by the groundbreaking Black composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. A beautiful young widow begins receiving love letters from an anonymous source in this timeless comic love story. True love is the admirer’s goal, but time will tell if he finds his love requited.

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