Walnut’s “Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins”

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On today’s podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with Jonas Cohen, who plays Cosmé McMoon, the new pianist whose challenge is to compliment and complete on Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric and wealthy socialite who believes plays host to the soul of an enchanting coloratura soprano, played by Rebecca Robbins. Jonas, is not new to this role, as we discuss. It becomes clear that the production is very much Cosmé’s journey as it is that of “Flo”, as he intimately calls her. We dig deep and give in so, sit back and enjoy. Stay Tuned!

Jonas Cohen and Rebecca Robbins. Photo by Mark Gavin

ABOUT SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

It’s time to believe again in the power of music! Souvenir is the true story of one of opera’s most unforgettable stars. Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric and wealthy socialite, believes she is an enchanting coloratura soprano and she wants to share her talent with the world. After teaming up with a new pianist, Cosmé McMoon, she begins to hold recitals at the Ritz Carlton, festooned in fabulous costumes. She becomes a sensation! Unfortunately, the truth is Mrs. Jenkins can’t sing. But, there’s more than one way to get to Carnegie Hall… Based on a true story, this tuneful comedy beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in us all.

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