Ready for a night at the opera with Patti LuPone? Our favorite Broadway diva has signed on for The Ghosts of Versailles at the Los Angeles Opera in 2015, according to the company's official website. The American Horror Story star will make a cameo as the outrageous Turkish entertainer Samira in the John Corigliano opera. The Ghosts of Versailles will play a limited engagement from February 7 to March 1.
The Ghosts of Versailles centers on the restless ghost of Marie Antoinette (opera star Patricia Racette) and other now-dead members of the court of Louis XVI of France who are entertained by a new opera by also-dead playwright Beaumarchais and, apparently, an outrageous Turkish entertainer. The Ghost of Versailles is part of LA Opera’s Figaro Trilogy which will also feature Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
LuPone has been booking TV roles left and right from American Horror Story: Coven to HBO’s Girls to the previously announced Sarah Silverman-HBO pilot People in New Jersey. Onstage, she has won Tony Awards for Gypsy and Evita and has also appeared on Broadway in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Noises Off and more.