Ars Lyrica Houston Produces its First Full-Length Baroque Opera AGRIPPINA

Ars Lyrica Houston Produces its First Full-Length Baroque Opera AGRIPPINA

Ars Lyrica Houston Produces its First Full-Length Baroque Opera AGRIPPINA

Ars Lyrica Houston presents its first full-length Baroque opera production on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 pm in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The cast for Ars Lyrica's production of this early Handel masterpiece includes: Sofia Selowsky as Agrippina, John Holiday as Nero, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen as Ottone, Camille Ortiz as Poppea, and Timothy Jones as Claudio. Conductor and artistic director Matthew Dirst describes the opera as "Handel's first operatic masterpiece, the work that forged his reputation as a theatrical genius."

This operatic comedy will be a "luxurious, Great Gatsby-era romp with devious characters drawn from ancient Rome," promises stage director Tara Faircloth. The costume design by Macy Lyne will enhance the twisted plot with sequins, beads, brocades, and metallics; Handel's score and Ars Lyrica's international cast supplies the vocal fireworks.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.arslyricahouston.org/agrippina/ or call the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 713.315.2525. (Press 4 for Ars Lyrica Houston)

Ars Lyrica Houston, Agrippina, Friday, Novmeber 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm.
Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street
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