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Montreal Baroque: ALTHEA, The Opera Bach Never Wrote…
June 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
World premiere! Althea, a new opera by Bach!
La Bande Montréal Baroque, dir. Eric Milnes
We might conjecture that, had he not been a church musician, Bach might well, like his contemporaries, have been an opera composer! A brilliant, Bruce Haynes idea, Althea features a high priestess, a king, a princess, a lover, an imposter, and a sea monster! A bilingual opera seria in three short acts with dramatic music by J.S. Bach.