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La Calisto at the Manhattan School of Music’s Summer Voice Festival

La Calisto

An opera by Francesco Cavalli

Libretto by Giovanni Faustini

Performances will take place at Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music.

 Thursday, June 28, 7:30 pm; Friday, June 29, 7:30 pm; Saturday, June 30, 7:30 pm

Based on the myth Callisto from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, La Calisto tells the tale of mischievous deities playing with the hearts of mortals. In this tale of betrayal, seduction, and revenge, no one is immune to the power of attraction, no matter what they claim.

 Dorian Baroque makes its debut at the Manhattan School of Music’s Summer Voice Festival in June 2012.  The festival will be presenting La Calisto, an opera by Francesco Cavalli which first premiered in 1650 at the Teatro San Apollinare in Venice.  MSM is taking a bold step into HIPP with this production and Dorian Baroque is proud to lend our pure gut strings and informed approach to the project.  The plot is outrageous, as all plots that involve the gods of mythology always seem to be, and the music is enchanting.

The Manhattan Summer Voice Festival is a 6 week intensive music performance program where students push their acting, dance, and voice skills to the next level. With the mentoring and support of respected voice and theater professionals, participants prepare major works, culminating in exciting onstage performances. Learn more at http://summer.msmnyc.edu/.

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