Never performed during Cavalli’s lifetime, Eliogabalo didn’t receive a world premiere until 1999 and has grown even more prophetically cathartic and incisive today. An utterly debauched Roman Emperor gets his just desserts when the women he has wronged take matters into their own hands. Gorgeous music on period instruments accompanies riotous comedy, sensual dalliances, and stirring drama to create a work that is rapidly re-entering the opera cannon.
This production is best for mature audiences and will contain some nudity.
This is one of three operas that will be presented as part of the West Edge Opera Festival.