The Lamplighters Student Night at the opera Performance date is May 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Teachers Resources

Lamplighters Student Night at the Opera for By Georges!

The Lamplighters Student Opera Night Teacher Resources for By Georges! were created by Deborah Pittman, Professor Emeritus, CSU Sacramento, Department of Music and graciously shared with us to share with you and your students:

Deborah Pittman was the co-producer and scriptwriter for the Chevalier Short film that was created for schools and families, and premiered in 2020.*

Who was the Chevalier de Saint-Georges?

Film: (around 26 minutes in duration)

The Extraordinary Life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

His Music…

String Quartet

“Allegro” from String Quartet in C Major
Performed by the Chevalier String Quartet


“Adagio” in F Minor for Solo Piano
Performed by Parker van Ostrand


“Rondo” from Violin Concerto in D, Post. No. 2
Performed by Amaryn Olmeda and the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Conducted by Omid Zoufonoun

Teachers Study Guide

Study Guide

Costume Design

by Miriam R. Lewis

Set Design

by Peter Crompton

* Principal participants:
Co-Producers- Susan Lamb Cook and Deborah Pittman
Script Writer- Deborah Pittman
Premiered at the Crest Theatre August 27, 2021.
Created In collaboration with the VITA Academy, (Sacramento, Ca) Peter Nowlen, artistic director.
Main support from a CARES Grant through the City of Sacramento.

Other collaborators and financial support from:

  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera
  • First US Community Credit Union
  • Music in the Mountains
  • Mu Phi Epsilon
  • Cap Radio
  • CARES Grant, City of Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture
  • Rotary Club of Sacramento
  • Great Composers Chamber Music Series