The Dangerous Liaisons

A tale of jealousy, seduction, and cruelty


Please note this production includes scenes depicting sex and violence and may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.

The Curtis Opera Theatre season concludes with Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons. The plot revolves around the vengeful widow Marquise de Merteuil and her former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont. The effect of their schemes and amorous exploits results in the deaths of both Valmont and the woman he truly loves, the pure-hearted Madame de Tourvel. This tale of jealousy, seduction, and cruelty has captivated audiences for more than 200 years. 

Fully-staged production with members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in English


Music by Conrad Susa
Libretto by Philip Littell



The Curtis Opera Theatre is generously supported by the Ernestine Bacon Cairns Trust, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation.