This hilarious satire on Greek myths is the most popular operetta Offenbach ever wrote. Orpheus and his wife Eurydice are at each other’s throats, she is abducted by a disguised Pluto, Public Opinion drags Orpheus to Mount Olympus and the gods take a vacation in Hades. Full of sparkling music and dialogue, this operetta features the famous Infernal Galop, better known as the Can Can!
Music director Tara Scott. Directed by David Mosey and Nina Scott- Stoddart. Costume Design by Sheri McCarthy. All performances are double-cast. In English.
Orpheus in the Underworld at the Sir James Dunn Theatre
Saturday August 9, 2 pm
Sunday August 10, 7:30 pm
Friday August 15, 7:30 pm
Sunday August 17, 2 pm
Rusalka (1901) is based on the original Slavic fairy tale of Undine, the water nymph, who is doomed by her love for a human prince. The story was famously adapted by Hans Christian Andersen as The Little Mermaid. Rusalka’s desperate longing to experience true love plunges her into an emotional storm heightened beautifully by majestic melodies, including the famously stunning aria, Song to the Moon. In the end, she must choose to make the ultimate sacrifice for love. Rusalka is not only Dvořák’s finest and most enduringly popular opera but also one of the most deeply moving operas of all.
Music director Gregory Myra. Directed by Andrew Pelrine. Costume Design by Chris Pelrine. All performances are double-cast. In Czech with projected English translations.
Rusalka Performances at Neptune Studio Theatre
Ticket information to come
Friday August 8, 7:30 pm
Sunday August 10, 2 pm
Wednesday August 13, 7:30 pm
Saturday August 16, 7:30 pm
Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) by G.F. Handel (1724)
With Baroque orchestra. Handel’s most popular opera—both in his own lifetime and today—depicts the meeting of Julius Caesar, fresh from his triumphs over Pompey the Great with the embattled Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. Handel’s Giulio Cesare is one of the most well-known works in the Baroque operatic canon, with good reason: a tumultuous plot line interweaves a surprisingly intimate story of love, lust, political ambition, and revenge with some of the most exquisite melodies in all of western music.
Conducted by Kevin Mallon. Directed by Alison Grant. Costume Design by Audrey Sawyer. All performances are double-cast. In Italian with projected English translations.
Giulio Cesare Performances at the Neptune Studio Theatre
ticket information to come
Saturday August 9, 7:30 pm
Tuesday August 12, 7:30 pm
Thursday August 14, 7:30 pm
Saturday August 16, 2 pm