Houston Grand Opera presents Prince of Players
Houston Grand Opera presents Prince of Players, a chamber opera in two acts, based on Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffery Hatcher. Music and Libretto by Carlisle Floyd.
The androgynous Edward Kynaston has become an idol of London's Restoration-era theater for his finely honed and utterly convincing portrayals of female characters. But with the stroke of a pen, King Charles II not only allows women to appear onstage but also forbids men from performing as women. Only Kynaston's mastery of his craft keeps him from being swept away by the tides of change.