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Alcina: An Operatic Benefit for the Roxie Theater

January 16, 2018
6:00 pm
Roxie Theater

ALCINA: A benefit for the Roxie Theater. By George Frideric Handel, with a video set by Naomie Kremer featuring highlights from the performance in 2016 at the Crusaders Courtyard, Acre, Israel. Join us for a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by the screening at 6:30 and a Q&A. Tickets are $20 suggested donation in advance and $25 at the door! All donations accepted. The opera Alcina, composed by George Frideric Handel, premiered in London in 1735. A complicated tale of sorcery, love and betrayal, the story takes place on the magical island of Alcina and her sister Mogana. Inventing the world in which this gorgeous Baroque opera unfolds - from the first view of the island, to Alcina's palace, to the many complications of cross-dressing lovers meeting in different settings - was a huge and rewarding challenge. The stones of the Crusaders Courtyard in Acre, Israel, on which the video was projected supplied the final element of magic. -Naomie Kremer

Roxie Theater

3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA

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