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January 22, 2019

CIM Opera Theater Presents Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie


Hippolyte et Aricie

CIM Opera Theater—with guest director Ellen Hargis, conductor Harry Davidson, choreographer Julie Andrijeski and the CWRU Baroque Orchestra—will present Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie February 27 – March 2 in Kulas Hall. These performances are presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Music Program between CIM and CWRU.

Rameau’s sumptuous opera Hippolyte et Aricie takes us into a magical world of heroes and lovers, goddesses and monsters, forest creatures, sailors and hunters. Its rich orchestration and thrilling vocal writing tells a compelling story (based on Racine’s Phèdre) of the young lovers Hippolyte and Aricie, kept apart by their devotion to the goddess Diana, and by Phèdre’s illicit love for her stepson. Co-produced by CIM and CWRU, the opera is staged in period style with Baroque dance and a Baroque orchestra.

New! Attend the pre-opera conversation, "Monstrous Opera: Rameau's Hippolyte and the Limits of Musical Expression in Old-Regime France." The conversation will take place in the Student Lounge one hour before each performance with Georgia Cowart, professor of music at Case Western Reserve University.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Wednesday, February 27 | 7:30pm | Kulas Hall | Reserve Tickets

Thursday, February 28 | 7:30pm | Kulas Hall | Reserve Tickets

Friday, March 1 | 7:30pm | Kulas Hall | Reserve Tickets

Saturday, March 2 | 3pm | Kulas Hall | Reserve Tickets

All performances include projected English text.


This production is funded in part by a grant from the John P. Murphy Foundation.