This U.S. premiere is generously sponsored by Scott Fraser and Cathy Jurca
Highland Park Ebell Club
131 S. Avenue 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Friday July 10 at 8pm
Saturday July 11 at 8pm
Friday July 17 at 8pm
Saturday July 18 at 3pm (Matinee)
Thursday July 23 at 8pm
Friday July 24 at 8pm
Saturday July 25 at 8pm
Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.
Total run time 2 hours 40 minutes
It's Hercules verses the Amazons in this US premiere of a stunning Vivaldi opera. Recently rediscovered hiding in libraries in Münster, Paris, and Turino, Ercole su’l Termodonte is Vivaldi’s 16th opera, written in 1723 and premiered in Rome, during the Pope’s ban on women in opera. The original cast featured seven castrati (many en travesti) and one tenor. POP will employ a mix of countertenors, mezzos, tenors, and sopranos performing these roles with a small period orchestra.