Afternoon at the Opera

Cato in Utica

a scene from Cato in Utica

From the Glimmerglass website

Passion and politics collide in Vivaldi's exquisite setting of Metastasio's poetic depiction of Cato the Younger. 

“I love the early operas. The Vivaldi masterwork Catone in Utica is especially enthralling with its spectacular instrumentation that feels new and edgy and always exhilarating,” director Tazewell Thompson said. “Complex and conflicted characters are passionately expressing their story through brilliant vocals with highly entertaining flourishes and ornamentations. Sublime.”

The production will be presented in Italian with projected English text.

This production is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.