The Armida Project, Baroque inspired opera.
Date: 03/02/2013 Time: 8:00 pm
Academy of Music
The Armida Project is a unique multi-genre opera show that tastefully combines authentically performed arias from Italian Baroque Opera repertoire and innovative electronic compositions. All musical pieces are bind together by an original libretto, centered around the character of Armida – an archetypal abandoned woman, who’s story, originally told by T.Tasso in La Jerusalemme Liberata, inspired many artist to create their work. The modern compelling plot eliminates excessive complexities of the eponymous myth and gestures towards tension between dream and reality, the possibilities and limits of illusion. The story of the opera is focused on the concept of free will in choosing who to love while projecting our expectations and discovering the self truths that torture our sense of being and those around us. The story asks us to consider the nature of reality and our emotions, and the degree to which we control what we feel.
“The Armida Project,” an odd, surreal Baroque pastiche…It follows on the heels of another genial Baroque pastiche this season, the Metropolitan Opera’s “Enchanted Island.” Of the two “The Armida Project” is probably closer to the original pastiches of the 17th and 18th centuries…” -Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times.
Show Date/ Time:
Saturday, March 2,2013 at 8:00PM
General Admission/$20; Students/$18; Children(under 16)/$10
Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Academy of Music Box Office Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase)
Online Tickets Click on Show Desired: http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com