Montreal Baroque: ALTHEA, The Opera Bach Never Wrote…

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.