Resonance: Ars Minerva Performs “Ifigenia in Aulide”

Fri, Nov 9 • 8:00 pm


Savor the modern world premiere production of Giovanni Porta's Ifigenia in Aulide, as recreated by Ars Minerva, one of the Bay Area's most exciting opera companies, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8 pm in the First Church Sanctuary.

Composed in 1738, Ifigenia in Aulide retells (with a twist) the tale of Iphigenia, sacrificed to the gods by her father, Agamemnon, so that his ships can sail to Troy.

This is the fourth modern world premiere by Ars Minerva, founded in 2013 by mezzo-soprano Céline Ricci. The critically-acclaimed opera company specializes in resurrecting operas of the Italian Baroque and presenting them in arresting productions.

A rousing success at its first performance, this concert performance will be followed by two semi-staged performances at ODC Theater in San Francisco on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

A full period orchestra will be led by conductor Derek Tam, and the cast will include:

Ifigenia: Aura Veruni
Agamennone: Nikola Printz
Clitennestra: Shawnette Sulker
Achille: Céline Ricci
Elisena: Cara Gabrielson
Ulisse: Kevin Gino
Teucro: Matheus Coura
Arcade: Spencer Dodd

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$45 for general seating
$35 for seniors (65 and over) 
$20 for students, children under 18 and First Church members

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First Church Berkeley, a premier venue for music performance in the East Bay, has created its own exciting series of chamber and orchestral music concerts featuring artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

Music has always been an important part of the life of First Church. It touches the soul and gives sound and voice to ineffable mystery. We sing together and share our musical gifts. We also delight in the special talents of artists from within our community and beyond.

Derek Tam, First Church's Director of Music, curates this exciting series.

First Church is on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus, just west of Telegraph Avenue. It is a few blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART and is accessible by several bus lines. Some paid parking is available in the church parking lot. Directions to the church and public transportation information...

$45 for general seating / $35 for seniors (65 and over ) / $20 for students, children under 18 and First Church members
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Derek Tam