07:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.
Pacific Opera Theatre at the Conservatory of Music is excited to present their spring 2024 production of Handel's opera "Alcina." Live music performed by University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Dudley; James Haffner, stage and artistic director.
"There is no more pain in the world than the punishment of love."
Handel's spellbinding opera is a story of a sorceress put to the test by true love. Beautiful Alcina is an enchantress skilled in the art of seduction, ruling over an island of illusions. Her passion burns red hot until she tires of her conquests and turns them into wild beasts or stone. The faithful Bradamante follows her fiancé Ruggiero to the island where he has fallen under Alcina's spell. Disguised as a man and armed with a magic ring, Bradamante attempts to rescue her beloved. The story takes an unexpected turn when the sorceress falls genuinely in love with Ruggiero.
- March 21 at 7:30 pm
- March 22 at 7:30 pm
- March 23 at 7:30 pm
- March 24 at 2:30 pm
Tickets are available online.