Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father's merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a handsome scoundrel who wants to marry Belle. Crossing the forest one dark and stormy evening, the father gets lost and takes refuge in a fantastical castle. Upon leaving, he steals a blossom off a rose bush, which Belle requested. The castle's resident, an angry beast, sentences him to one of two options for the theft of the rose: his own death, or that of one of his daughters. As she feels she is the cause of her father's predicament (despite her sisters asking for far more lavish gifts), Belle sacrifices herself to the beast.
Raoul Marco....The Usurer
Marcel André....Belle's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Janice Felty....La Belle (1995 opera version) (singing voice)
John Kuether....The Father / The usurer (1995 opera version) (singing voice)
Ana María Martinez....Félicie (1995 opera version) (singing voice)
Hallie Neill....Adélaïde (1995 opera version) (singing voice)
Gregory Purnhagen....Ardent / The port official (1995 opera version) (singing voice)
Zhang Zhou....Ludovic (1995 opera version) (singing voice)
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