Music by George Frideric Handel
Translation by Ted Hughes
New Text by Sybil Roberts
September 29 – October 1
Written at the dawn of theater itself, Euripides’ tragicomedy masterpiece ALCESTE blends the funny and the sad with the surprising and transcendent. Presented for the first time with a stunningly beautiful score by G.F. Handel, written to accompany a now lost 18th century translation of Euripides’ play, as well as music from Handel’s opera “Admeto” (an early take on the same myth).
Real life husband and wife KenYatta and Michelle Rogers take the title couple role, joined by Maribeth Diggle (Desdemona) as the irreverent hero Hercules. Euripides’ Greek chorus becomes an ensemble of some of the best Baroque voices in the area, all accompanied by the acclaimed INnovatio Baroque Orchestra.
Famed poet Ted Hughes’ free and imaginative translation is the heart of this production, with new texts by DC playwright Sybil Roberts.
September 29 @ 7:30pm
September 30 @ 7:30pm
October 1 @ 2:30pm