CIM Opera Theater: Hippolyte et Aricie
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. All performances include projected English text.
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.
This performance is presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Music Program between CIM and CWRU. The event is funded in part by a grant from the John P. Murphy Foundation.
Explore the program, here.
- CIM Opera Theater
- Ellen Hargis, guest director
- Harry Davidson, conductor
- Julie Andrijeski, choreographer
- CWRU Baroque Orchestra
$20 adults | $15 seniors and groups 10+ | $10 students
Purchase tickets, here. For more information, call 216.795.3211.
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
The main entrance on East Boulevard is open during regular business hours and accessible to concert patrons and visitors. The Hazel Drive entrance is open one hour before each concert.