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Francesco Cavalli's LA CALISTO

Presented by Harvard Early Music Society

Location: Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge
Parking: Paid Public Parking

On Sale Date: 11/22/2011
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

The legendary myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses is transformed into a moving tale of impossible love. Jove seduces Calisto, a devout nymph sworn to chastity. Juno, catching wind of Jove's latest infidelities, exacts revenge on the innocent girl by torturing her and turning her into a bear. Unable to reverse Juno's curse, Jove transforms his beloved into a constellation, offering her a place in heaven and eternal life among the stars.

All the while, gods, satyrs, and shepherds tumble in and out of intrigues and hijinks in pursuit of love. Cavalli's opera LA CALISTO explores the ecstasy, chaos, and consequences of love, and the extremes that we are willing to endure to have it in our lives.

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