The Harvard Early Music Society presents
music by Francesco Cavalli
libretto by Giovanni Faustini

Thurs, Dec 8 at 8 pm
Fri, Dec 9 at 8 pm
Sat, Dec 10 at 8 pm
Sun, Dec 11 at 3 pm

New College Theatre,
10-12 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA

Tickets at the door or in advance through the Harvard Box Office.

$15 regular admission
$10 students/seniors
$5 Harvard students
FREE for Harvard students on 12/8

The legendary myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses is transformed into a moving tale of impossible love. Jove seduces Calisto, a devout nymph sworn to chastity. Juno, catching wind of Jove's latest infidelities, exacts revenge on the innocent girl by torturing her and turning her into a bear. Unable to reverse Juno's curse, Jove transforms his beloved into a constellation, offering her a place in heaven and eternal life among the stars.

All the while, deities, satyrs, and shepherds tumble in and out of intrigues and hijinks in order to fulfill their amorous desires. Cavalli's opera LA CALISTO explores the ecstasy, chaos, and consequences that gods and mortals are willing to endure in the relentless pursuit of love.

Giselle Ty, stage director
Ryaan Ahmed, music director
Ken Pierce, choreographer
Annie Li, producer

John Traub, scenic design
Katherine Stebbins, costume design
Chris Fournier, lighting design
Cara Pacifico, properties master
Mike Best, technical director

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CAST (in alphabetical order):
Jack Byrne, Jacob Cooper, Alexandra Dietrich, Rachel Gitner, Abigail Krawson, Jared Levin, Shannon McAuliffe, Sarah Morrow, Roselin Osser, Gerrod Pagenkoff, Kay Patterson-Shaw, Claire Raphaelson, Sherri Snow, Leslie Tay, and Erika Vogel

Joy Grimes, violin I
Preston So, violin II
Lucien Werner, 'cello
Tamar Hestrin Grader, harpsichord
Jessica Rucinski, harpsichord
Douglas Freundlich, theorbo
Nick Rinehart, baroque guitar
Ryaan Ahmed, theorbo and baroque guitar