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FCO to present double feature in February

Through two short operas written and performed in English, Opéra Mystique invokes mysticism and the afterlife to explore the idea that people believe what they want to believe. Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium offer poignant glimpses into how people confront and react to death. Small casts and orchestras will offer uniquely-intimate experiences, both thought-provoking and dramatic. Returning stage director Helena Binder (Madama Butterfly, La Traviata) leads this production conducted by FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker.

In Sāvitri, Gustav Holst, composer of the popular orchestral suite The Planets, combines eastern culture and western musical elements to tell an ancient story about Death’s claim upon a young man’s soul and his wife’s attempt to delay the inevitable. Holst uses strings and woodwinds to create an ethereal sound that transports the audience to another realm.

Soprano Lisa Lockhart, Tenor Eric Botto, Bass-Baritone Lloyd Reshard, Jr. and Dancer Christina Santos all return to First Coast Opera for this production.

Tickets are available online and at the door. Parking is available behind the Main Library. Please enter on Ponce de Leon.

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