When: Sat., April 8
Just as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, true love sometimes ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Les Délices brings timeless tales of star-crossed lovers to life with Fated Lovers, the final program of their 8th season on April 8 & 9, 2017. The legendary lovers Pyramus & Tisbe, Hippolyte & Aricie, and Hero & Leander indulged forbidden desires, arranged secret trysts, faced natural disasters, suffered tragic death, and even – with intercession from the Gods – found redemption and reunification. The music, thrillingly set by Clérambault and Rameau, expresses sentiments ranging from ardent desire and exaltation to lamenting and loss.
Price: $25 in advance at www.lesdelices.org, $30 at the door, $5 Student Rush available at the door