LOUISE: Gustave Charpentier, 1900. A young woman liberates herself from an oppressive family environment to join the lively world of Montmartre and find love. Original commission from Opera Coast. This is a condensed version of the opera with a running-time of 85 minutes. It features the principal soloists and 21 of the medium and minor rôles. It’s particularly good for a wide variety of female characters and has excellent opportunities for less-experienced singers.