In 1718, Antonio de Literes composed Spain’s first all-sung, 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 itself, 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.
As always there will be $5 student tickets available at the door, and K-12 students are free with parent/guardian admission.
Please feel free to join us 30 minutes before the show for an informal talk by the artistic director about the program.