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Fatal Attraction for the French Baroque

Glaucus the merman asks Circé the sea witch to introduce him to Scylla, the sea nymph. One problem: Circé is in love with Glaucus. The creative team from PBO’s celebrated Rameau opera production returns to create another fantastic project. The breathtaking soprano Véronique Gens, who “sends shivers down your spine” (The Guardian), makes her San Francisco debut as Circé.

LECLAIR Scylla et Glaucus

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Chantal Santon, soprano (Scylla)
Aaron Sheehan, haute-contre (Glaucus)
Véronique Gens, soprano (Circé)
Judith van Wanroij, soprano (Vénus, Témire, Dorine)
Douglas Williams, baritone (Licas)

New York Baroque Dance Company
Les Chantres de la Maîtrise du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Catherine Turocy, stage direction & choreography
Marie Anne Chiment, costume design
Pierre Dupouey, lighting & set design

A co-production of Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Major support provided by David Low & Dominique Lahaussois


NOTE: All performances to be held at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Wednesday April 15 @ 7 pm | Herst Theatre, San Francisco
Friday April 17 @ 7 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco*
Saturday April 18 @ 7 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Sunday April 19 @ 3 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

*Optional Free Bus transportation from Stanford to Herbst Theatre and back available to Peninsula Subscribers. Details provided upon subscription.

Join us for the Pre-Concert Talk forty-five minutes prior to the concert start time.

“…Encountering it on stage at last was like watching a resplendently bedecked giant stirring to life.”

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle (reviewing Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire)

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