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AGRIPPINA Runs Feb. 16-19

CCM_AgrippinaAGRIPPINA
UC College-Conservatory of Music Opera
Feb. 16-19
[University Heights]

Brian McCann, conductor
Alison Pogorelc, director

Machinations, mind games and unabashed ambitions are rampant in the court of Claudius, Emperor of Rome. No one is more adept at manipulating the political lackeys than his clever wife, Agrippina, sister of the emperor Claudius overthrew. Power-hungry and keen on revenge, Agrippina will stab just about anyone in the back to get what she wants — her son Nero seated on the throne. When Claudius names his favorite general as his successor, Agrippina will have to play her cards just right. Considered Handel’s earliest masterpiece, sex, intrigue and sharp humor fuel this biting political satire.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 16-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm

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FRANKENSTEIN Runs Feb. 9-12

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Artwork by CCM student Hunter Trammell

FRANKENSTEIN
UC College-Conservatory of Music
Feb. 9-12
Patricia Corbett Theater [University Heights]

Directed by Susan Felder

An electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world — only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destruction — that has captivated audiences for over 200 years. This gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear’s adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris and the clash of good and evil. Content advisory: This production contains adult content, including scenes depicting physical and sexual violence.

  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 9-10 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 11 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm

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DIDO AND AENEAS + GIANNI SCHICCHI Runs Feb. 3-5

CCM_DIDO AND AENEAS + GIANNI SCHICCHIDIDO AND AENEAS + GIANNI SCHICCHI
UC College-Conservatory of Music Opera
Feb. 3-5
Cohen Family Studio Theatre [University Heights]

Kenneth Shaw, director
Brett Scott, conductor

Let your passions burn as Opera d’arte presents the tragic, but heroic love story between the Queen of Carthage and the hero of Troy. Henry Purcell’s only true opera, Baroque masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, is presented in a double bill with Giacomo Puccini’s raucous comedy, Gianni Schicchi, where we see a family passionately struggling to gain the inheritance of a dead relative, only to be outwitted by Gianni, who has his own passionate reasons to turn the tables! There is truly something for every opera lover in this double bill.

  • Fi-Sat, Feb. 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 2pm

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THE WILD PARTY Runs Jan. 12-14

CCM_The Wild Party logoTHE WILD PARTY
UC College-Conservatory of Music
Jan. 12-14
Contemporary Arts Center [Downtown]

Directed by Eric Santagata
Music directed by Steve Goers
Choreographed by Eliza Levy

Decadence and excess are the life of the party in this jazzy 1920s whodunnit. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the party’s decadence and destruction reaches a climax, so does Burrs’ jealousy. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the venue.

  • Thu-Fri, Jan. 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Jan. 14 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES Runs Nov. 18-20

CCM_Dailogues of the Carmelites promoDIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES
UC College-Conservatory of Music Opera
Nov. 18-20
Corbett Auditorium [University Heights]

TBA guest conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Based on a true story, this haunting opera tells the tale of the Carmelite Nuns, a small order put to death during the French Revolution. The fictional Parisian aristocrat Blanche de la Force attempts to find refuge with the nuns, setting the stage for a psychological study of devotion in the face of terror. Sung in French with English supertitles.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 20 at 2pm

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