Sunday, February 08, 2015

Coming Up: La Cleopatra, March 14 & 15, 2015

There's a new group in town, Ars Minerva, which will be presenting Ventian music of the 17th and 18th centuries; they're calling this the Carnival Series.

Their first performances are in about a month. They'll be performing La Cleopatra, which they're calling a modern world premiere. It probably is!

It's by Daniele da Castrovillari, with the libretto by Giacomo dall'Angelo, and was first performed in1662 at Venice's Teatro San Angelo. Here are the performance details:

March 14th at 7.30 PM  
March 15th at 2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theater
609 Sutter St., San Francisco

For tickets, phone 415-392-4400 or get them directly from City Box Office. Note that they are $55, $96, and $250. The latter price includes a $120 tax-deductible contribution to Ars Minerva and a toast backstage with the cast after the performance.

(That weekend is tough for me - annual jujitsu convention, fortunately in San Ramon - but I plan to be at the Sunday performance.)

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