April 25 — Austin  •  April 26 — San Antonio

In 1718, Antonio de Literes composed Spain’s first sung-throughout, Italianate opera for the birthday celebrations of the Duchess of Medina-Sedonia. In this one-act chamber opera, the four Classical elements—Fire, Air, Earth, and Water—find themselves alone in a garden in the pre-dawn hours arguing over who is the most important. As dawn breaks, they are interrupted by Time himself, who suggests that a better alternative is to work together, and to grace the new day with their combined beauty. Fully staged with costumes and sung in Spanish, with English supratitles.

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Who are we?

Never been interested in classical music? Maybe you've been listening to the wrong century! We invite you to come and give us a shot—you might just find there's a little less dust on our music than you think. We're breathing new life into some of the most beautiful music ever written, and we're doing it with a youthful energy and colorful uniqueness that you'd expect from an Austin born-and-bred ensemble.

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