A double bill of Handel’s 1710 cantata
and the stage premiere of Ben Yarmolinsky’s 2010 opera
Apollo & Dafne + Clarence & Anita comprises a pair of operas separated by 300 years, contrasting yet thematically related. The archetypal story of Apollo’s aggression toward Dafne, her escape via metamorphosis, and the laurel wreath woven from her limbs, is revisited from multiple perspectives as American mythology. John Scott leads
Clarence Thomas -- Anthony Turner, Baritone
Joe Biden -- William Ferguson, Tenor
Two Performances Only!
June 8-9, 2011 at 8 pm
The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue at 120th St.
Q&A with the composer at 7:30 pm