Revelry, Sorrow, and Desire
Baroque Opera Scenes from Italy, France, and England
The Opera Workshop (Sammy Huh, director) and the Collegium Musicum (Paula Maust, interim director) present a program of baroque opera scenes from Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, Henry Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen, and Francesco Cavalli’s La Statira, principessa di Persia. Join them for an hour of exquisite music and action-packed drama that spans the gamut of human emotion. UMBC students will showcase Euridice’s joy followed by Orpheus’s despair, the merriment of fairies and a drunken poet, and a complicated love triangle laced with humor.
Admission is free.