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Dance Opera. World Premiere! Mark Morris Dance Group: Acis and Galatea. Music by Handel (arr. Mozart); Mark Morris, director & choreographer; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director. April 25-27, 2014. Support provided by The Goatie Foundation and Patron Sponsor: Dr. Ross E. Armstrong

Overview

Free Artist Talk with Mark Morris April 27, 1–2 pm. Learn More & RSVP Mark Morris on Acis and Galatea video Isaac Mizrahi talks costume inspriation

Sets by Adrianne Lobel
Costumes by Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting by Michael Chybowski

Cast to include:
Thomas Cooley, tenor
(Acis)
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano (Galatea)
Douglas Williams, bass-baritone (Polyphemus)
Zach Finkelstein
(Damon)


Continuing a "magnificent collaboration" (San Francisco Chronicle) Cal Performances, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra present their latest joint undertaking, the world premiere of a production featuring Mozart's brilliant arrangement of a Handel score. An epic love story from Ovid's Metamorphoses set along the pastoral banks of the Mediterranean, Acis and Galatea is performed in English by four vocalists and the Mark Morris Dance Group, joined by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. Handel finished the opera in 1739 and Mozart later arranged it in the classical style, expanding the instrumental colors of the score and adding his signature clarity of orchestration. A feast for the eyes as well as the ears, the new production features sets and costumes by Adrianne Lobel and Isaac Mizrahi, previous collaborators with Morris on King Arthur and Platée.

Acis and Galatea is a Mark Morris Dance Group/Cal Performances, Berkeley/Celebrity Series of Boston production, in association with Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.



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April 21–27, 2014


Artist Talk
Sun, April 27, 1–2 pm
Zellerbach Playhouse
Free and open to the public

Mark Morris talks with Ara Guzelimian, Dean and Provost of The Juilliard School. While reservations are encouraged, general admission seats to this Artist Talk will be available on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event.

RSVP

Donor Event: Post-Performance Reception with Mark Morris Dance Group
Friday, April 25, 2014 immediately following the performance
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,500+)
Join Cal Performances and members of Mark Morris Dance Group on opening night to celebrate the world Premiere of Mark Morris Dance Group's production of Acis and Galatea. Continuing a "magnificent collaboration" (San Francisco Chronicle), Cal Performances, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra present their latest joint undertaking, the world premiere of a production featuring Mozart's brilliant arrangement of a Handel score.

Dance with MMDG
FULL (a limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first served basis at the door)
Sat, April 26, 11 am–12:30 pm
Zellerbach Playhouse
Free and open to the public

An inter-generational dance class for all ages and abilities in which students have the opportunity to learn Mark Morris repertory. Led by members of the Mark Morris Dance Group, the class begins with a modern dance warm-up and is accompanied by live music.

* Please note Dance with MMDG will be held at Zellerbach Playhouse not Bancroft Studio as previously announced

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Multimedia

World Premiere: Mark Morris on Acis and Galatea
Cal Performances presents the world premiere of Handel's Acis and Galatea arranged by Mozart with choreography by Mark Morris. Morris talks about the production that will debut April 25–27, 2014, at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall on the campus of UC Berkeley.



Isaac Mizrahi talks costume inspriation



Acis and Galatea Rehearsal, Excerpt III, December 2013

Purchase Tickets

Fri, April 25, 8 pm
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Sat, April 26, 8 pm
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Sun, April 27, 3 pm
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Single tickets are on sale now to Donors of $100+ and Subscribers; to Email Club noon August 5, and to the general public at noon on August 13, 2015

Venue: Zellerbach Hall

Price: Tickets start at $36

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