Italian Academy for Advanced Studies to Premiere ‘Being Ariodante’

May 03, 2022 308

BY: icolas Quiroga

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University will present “Being Ariodante” on May 13-14, 2022. The opera, which was written by American composer Jonathan Dawe, will be conducted by Benjamin Grow and stars Bryce McClendon, Dickie Hearts, Sydney Anderson, Richard Pittsinger, Cree Carrico, Vako Gvelesiani, Gil Sweeney, and Chris Burns.

“Jonathan Dawe’s new opera explores the intersections between gender, sexuality, and ability in contemporary Glasgow,” said director Mari Moriarty in an official press statement. “He pays homage to the romance of Händel’s 18th century opera while forcing audiences to reckon with the randomness and brutality of living in today’s world.

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