Alcina, a Baroque opera by G.F. Handel

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Handel's opera Alcina (1735) was one of his biggest hits in early 18th century London! The story of a manipulative and seductive sorceress and those who fight back against her enchantments, this opera has stunning music. With live musicians, wonderful young singers and some of the most beautiful music ever written, this will be an extraordinary event.

In Italian, with projected English translations. Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by keyboard and cello continuo.

These performances feature talented young singers from across Canada and the United States in town for the 15th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival, a competitive opera training program. This is an opportunity to hear first class young singers in an intimate venue.

Tickets available with a credit card through TIcket Halifax online or at 902-422-6278, ext 500, or at The Coast's office in Halifax with cash, debit and credit. If not sold out you can also buy tickets at the door.  HSOF Box Office will operate just outside each venue from 45 minutes before stated curtain time. At the door we accept cash, cheques, VISA and Mastercard.

conductor: Markus Howard
stage director: Erin Bardua
collaborative keyboardist: Ria Kim
stage manager: Kevin Dacey
costume designer: Ophelia Stone
assistant director: Anne Sutton
vocal and diction coach: Maureen Batt
cellist: Hilary Brown

Sunday, August 4, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 11, 2:00 pm

All performances at the Lillian Piercey Concert Hall at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road

For details about casts for this performance, please see the HSOF website


Lillian Piercey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, NS B3L 1K7

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