Eternity and the Underworld, Ars Lyrica

800 Bagby St #300 Houston, TX 77002
  • Dates: November 13, 2021
  • Location: Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 800 Bagby St #300
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets start at $39 (including fees); $25 (student tickets; including fees)
  • Admission: Tickets start at $39 (including fees); $25 (student tickets; including fees)
  • Area of Town: Downtown

Bach’s meditation on death in Cantata 82 depicts the great beyond as a peaceful refuge. One of his best-known vehicles for solo voice, Ich habe genug also blends the melancholy sound of the Baroque oboe with accompanying strings, to magical effect. In contrast, Jonathan Dove’s L’Altra Eurydice (The Other Eurydice) transports us to the underworld, from which Pluto exposes the treachery of humanity in a remarkable chamber opera for bass-baritone plus a mix of period and modern instruments. Ars Lyrica’s provocative new staging of both works will provide plenty of food for thought about the next world.

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