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Lucio Silla

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

September 26, 30, October 2, 4

Bloody Conspiracies. Composed by the 16 year old Mozart, this tale of a tyrannical dictator was one of the young prodigy's earliest successes. When Silla is denied the heart of the woman he desires, he commits his considerable power and influence to force matters in his favor. He soon discovers that his are not the only plots and conspiracies hidden in the streets of Rome. This saga of deceit, love and intrigue is carried by awe-inspiring arias and brilliant choruses.

A Double Bill of Betrayed Love and Cunning Greed

February 6 & 14, 2016

La Voix Humaine - The Human Voice

Francis Poulenc

February 6 & 14, 2016

Patricia Racette stars as a distraught woman on the phone with her lover of five years. Tomorrow he will marry another. Tonight she clings to their final conversation that leads to a surprising conclusion. This dramatic monologue of great emotional power is based on a play by Jean Cocteau: ...the telephone is sometimes more dangerous than the revolver, its tangled cord drains us of our strength, while giving us nothing in return.

Gianni Schicchi

Giacomo Puccini 

February 6 & 14, 2016

Cunning Greed. This hilarious comedy is set around the death-bed of the the rich Buoso Donati, where scheming pandemonium ensues when greedy relatives vie for a chunk of the fortune. Will Gianni Schicchi's plot to change the will backfire? This story about cunning and greed features one of Puccini's best-loved arias, 'O mio babbino caro'.

Harris Theater for Music and Dance in association with COT present

Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell 

April 6, 2016

Bewitched Destiny. Purcell's baroque masterpiece features the tragic love story of Dido, Queen of Carthage and the shipwrecked Trojan hero Aeneas. Separated by fate and the power of a great Sorceress and her coven of witches, disaster is inevitable. Performed by the internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble. “Dazzling . . . it keeps surprising” —New York Times  

Andreas Mitisek,
Stefan Edlis & Gael Neeson General Director

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