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    "La Calisto" by Francesco Cavalli

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    December 8 - December 11, 2011


    Music by Francesco Cavalli
    Libretto by Giovanni Faustini

    The legendary myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses is transformed into a moving tale of impossible love. Jove seduces Calisto, a devout nymph sworn to chastity. Juno, catching wind of Jove's latest infidelities, exacts revenge on the innocent girl by torturing her and turning her into a bear. Unable to reverse Juno's curse, Jove transforms his beloved into a constellation, offering her a place in heaven and eternal life among the stars.

    All the while, deities, satyrs, and shepherds tumble in and out of intrigues and hijinks in order to fulfill their amorous desires. Cavalli's opera LA CALISTO explores the ecstasy, chaos, and consequences that gods and mortals are willing to endure in the relentless pursuit of love.

    New College Theater

    12 Holyoke St
    Cambridge, MA

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    Admission Info:

    $15 regular admission/$10 students and seniors.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Dec 8, 9, 10 at 8pm and Dec. 11 at 3pm

    Phone: 617-496-2222

    Accessibility Information:

    The opera is in Italian but will include projected supertitles in English.

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