VHRP Live Presents Rare Operetta with New Libretto for NYC Audience

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Cyrano de Bergerac by Victor Herbert: “The Most Beautiful Score You’ve Never Heard Before”

8pm February 26, New York City: Victor Herbert's CYRANO DE BERGERAC is presented LIVE for One Night Only at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th Street, in Manhattan's Upper West Side, by the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live's accomplished cast of actors and singers with live piano accompaniment.

Herbert's CYRANO DE BERGERAC was composed in 1899 yet the operetta is rarely heard— thanks to a long-lost libretto. The new staging, possible only with Alyce Mott’s well-reviewed 2012 book, is part of VHRP LIVE’s mission to restore to a wider audience’s awareness Herbert’s vast and game-changing influence on 20th Century music and the foundations of American musical theater.

About VHRP LIVE: Cyrano de Bergerac features an accomplished roster of New York City-based performers: Nathan Brian as Cyrano, Olga Xanthopoulou as Roxane, Stephen Faulk as Christian, John Greenleaf as de Guiche, and David Seatter as Narrator, with VHRP LIVE Music Director Michael Thomas on piano. Tickets ($35 for adults, $20 for students and seniors) are available online at http://www.artful.ly/vhrp-live, and by phone (646) 257-7774. For more information visit http://www.vhrplive.org and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Victor Herbert: The composer who scored the world’s first original symphonic soundtrack in 1916 for Thomas Dixon, Jr’s film The Fall of a Nation has an IMDb filmography listing at least 78 television and film credits such as HBO's Boardwalk Empire, A Room With A View, Designing Women, M*A*S*H, Young Frankenstein, The Judy Garland Show, Sesame Street, A Night to Remember, Naughty Marietta, Babes in Toyland, and The Great Victor Herbert. A founder of ASCAP, Herbert championed the 1909 US Copyright Act.

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CYRANO DE BERGERAC
8pm Thurs, Feb 26th; 120 W.69th St, NYC
presented by VHRP LIVE
$20-$35

Complimentary Admission is available to members of the press for journalism and review. Please contact press(at)smallvictorypress(dor)com to reserve or call 917-697-6260.

Founded in 2014, Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. Contributions to VHRP LIVE are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information please visit the VHRP LIVE website.

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