March 27 - March 28, 2013
Tonight's production of Francesco Cavalli's L'Egisto, offers a wonderful opportunity to see a rarely performed opera. Written in 1643, L'Egisto is the age old boy meets girl story, with twists that include the mortal son of Apollo, a meddlesome and malicious Venus, a healthy dose of pirates, and unrequited, misplaced, and misremembered love. Conducted by Brett Hodgdon and Directed by Helena Binder, with musical direction by Justin Williams and Brett Hodgdon. Lighting Design by Lucas Garrity with set designs by Adrienne Carlisle. The Undergraduate Opera Studio (UGOS) under the direction of Michael Merawoffers an introduction to performance skills in opera and lyric theatre and the discipline of being a professional singer. Each semester the work of the performance ensemble of UGOS culminates in scenes programs or, as tonight, with a fully staged production.