Current Opera: L’Egisto
4-13 June 2021 at The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
The lovers Egisto (a descendant of Apollo) and Clori were abducted by pirates in Delos; Clori was sold in Zakynthos, where the pirates also captured Climene, on the day of her wedding to Lidio. A year later, Egisto and Climene escape to Zakynthos, to find Clori in love with Lidio and also courted by Climene’s brother Hipparco. In the course of 24 hours, dismay, remorse, plans of revenge, madness, and the quarrels and interference of the gods, lead to reconciliation and a happy ending.
Once again HGO brings opera back to London with a specially-commissioned new edition of Francesco Cavalli’s musical fable L’Egisto. Fully distanced and in accordance with Step 3 COVID regulations, live staged opera returns to London with this rarely-seen lyrical masterpiece, fully-staged with baroque orchestra at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, with our two casts giving alternating performances.
4, 6, 10, 12 June 19.30, 5 June 15.00
5, 9, 11, 13 June 19.30, 12 June 15.00
Production TeamProduction and Music Director: Marcio da Silva
Assistant Stage Director: Sophie Levi-Roos
Assistant Music Director: Sebastian Gillot
Stage Designer: Christian Hey
Stage Manager: Ben Riedel