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ERCOLE SU'L TERMODONTE

by Antonio Vivaldi

Fri   Jan 6   8pm
Sat  Jan 7   7pm
Thu Jan 12  8pm
Sat  Jan 14  2pm
Sat  Jan 14  7pm
Fri   Jan  20 8pm
Sat  Jan  21  2pm
Sat  Jan  21  7pm

The Highland Park Ebell Club
131 S. Avenue 57
Los Angeles, CA  90042

POP presents the U.S. premiere production of a rare Vivaldi opera based on the ninth Labor of Hercules, where Hercules is tasked with capturing the sword of Antiope, the queen of the Amazons. 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 period orchestra. The Ebell Club will be transformed into a baroque opera house, complete with box seating. This is not just an opera, but an experience not to be missed.