October 15, 2014

Handel’s Alcina to be Performed by the CIM Opera

Handel’s Alcina to be Performed by the CIM Opera

The CIM Opera Theater, directed by David Bamberger, is pleased to announce this fall’s production of Handel’s Alcina, November 5-8, 2014 in Kulas Hall.


Men are animals. Or at least they are on Alcina’s magical island in Handel’s dramatic opera named for the bewitching title role.

Alcina is a sorceress with a bad habit. When she tires of a lover, she turns him into an animal, literally. That is, until Ruggiero happens upon her island, and she falls madly in love. Alcina uses her magic to keep him completely enthralled with her. It might’ve worked too, but Ruggiero’s fiancée, Bradamante, is on his trail, and she’s ready to fight for her man!

This fall David Bamberger and the CIM Opera Theater, with Harry Davidson conducting the CIM Orchestra, kicks off our opera series by bringing Alcina’s magical and monster-filled island to Kulas Hall.

The elaborately-crafted stage design by David Brooks and whimsical costumes by Alison Garrigan -- both inspired by the enchanting architecture of Spanish architect, Antonio Gaudí—along with some of Handel’s most ravishing music, make this production a must-see this fall.

This work will be performed in Italian with projected English text.

Tickets: $20 adults | $10 students

$15 each for groups of 10+ and seniors

CIM Box Office: 216.795.3211 or cim.edu

Free parking available

Opening night presented in appreciation of The Giant Eagle Foundation