On Friday, June 13, 2012, FSCJ students performed a preview of La Caroline, an original rock opera written by Professor Jennifer Chase with music by John Citrone. La Caroline tells the story of the founding of Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River, following the lives of French Huguenot explorer Rene de Laudonniere, artist Jacques Le Moyne, and Timucua Chief Saturiwa. This preview was a series of staged excerpts from the full-length rock opera and was performed by students from FSCJ and UNF.
After this performance, Chase and Citrone continued to work on the opera, attending a week-long residency at the performing arts collective CAP21 in New York. They also workshopped the show at two performances in Nantes, Jacksonville’s French sister city.
This show ran at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts for one night on June 13, 2012.
A recording of this performance is available in Canvas Commons for viewing by FSCJ faculty and staff. For instructions on how to access archival video in Canvas, please see our FAQ.