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Aug Dell’Arte Opera

Post by lennygoran » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:15 pm

The NY Times had an alert for the Aug Dell’Arte Opera-I wasn't aware of them so I went to the website which gave a more complete look at the schedule. Regards, Len

Dell’Arte Opera Offers a Cavalli to Fill a Summer Lull

By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM AUG. 11, 2017


For over a decade now, the Dell’Arte Opera company has filled the summer lull with fresh productions of well-known classics and rarities, performed by emerging talents. Few works fit the company’s mission better than Francesco Cavalli’s 1651 “La Calisto,” a tender and alluring opera based on a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which a nymph allied with Diana is abducted by Jupiter, cursed by Juno and transformed into a constellation of stars — a metamorphosis the organization probably hopes to effect on its young singers, too.

Finely wrought melodies and crystalline textures make this one of Cavalli’s most charming operas, with melancholy arias like “Piante ombrose” and the occasional jealousy-fueled workout of divine proportions. The production is directed by Brittany Goodwin and conducted by Charles Weaver. (Through Aug. 26, La MaMa, dellarteopera.org.)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/arts ... views&_r=0





2017 Festival: UNTAMED!
August 12–27
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Opera’s “Untamed!” characters form the basis of our exciting 2017 Festival. In Cavalli’s La Calisto contains lots of choices, including Jove himself. The animals in Janáček’s Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen) aren’t the only wild characters in that opera: many of its themes explore parallels between human and animal kingdoms. Operas we’ll explore in our scenes program will include Don Pasquale, Pelléas et Mélisande, Carmen, Rusalka and more. Finally, an art song recital called “Wild Things.” Keep watch for pre-season programming, and help us STAY WILD!
Evening Performances at 7:30; Matinees at 2
La Calisto (Cavalli)
August 12, 13m, 19m, 20m, 24, 26

Brittany Goodwin, Stage Director
Charles Weaver, Conductor and Music Director

Show Cast List

Příhody lišky Bystroušky (Janáček)
August 19, 21, 23, 25, 27m

Ashraf Sewailam, Stage Director
David Štech, Conductor and Music Director

Show Cast List

UNTAMED! Opera Scenes
August 18, 22

Eldred Marshall, Conductor and Music Director

Excerpts from Carmen, Pelléas et Mélisande, Rusalka, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and more, staged, with piano accompaniment.

Wild Things (recital)
August 26m

Song rep about the animal kingdom and untamed characters, performed by members of our ensemble and cover artists, accompanied by our musical staff. Repertoire of Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, Jake Heggie, Franz Liszt, Ellen Mandel, Maurice Ravel, Valerie Saalbach, Erik Satie and more.

Info and reservations: 646-632-2340
Creative Team & Production Staff
You-Shin Chen, Scenic Designer
Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
Claire Townsend, Costume Designer

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