Scarlatti | Geminiani
Quick Overview of the Program
- Both halves of the program are based off of the same epic poem; Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, a classic tale of love, bravery, and combat. Although the poem traditionally takes place during the first crusades, we are setting the story in India during the reign of the Mughal Empire.
- In the first half of the production, Alessandro Scarlatti’s Erminia, the titular princess seeks refuge from the wounds of love in the midst of battle. Will she find solace and safety?
- The second half of the program brings to life Francesco Geminiani’s La forêt enchantée (The Enchanted Forest) performed in its original version as a dance pantomime. Enchantresses are conjured to keep the wood of the forest from being used for weapons - will the charm be broken?
Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
A free pre-performance talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Location and speakers TBA.
Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566
The program includes a 50 minute first half, 15 minute intermission, and 30 minute second half.
Cast and Creative
- Ryan Brown, Conductor
- Richard Gammon, Director, Erminia
- Anuradha Neru, Choreographer, The Enchanted Forest
- Richard Ouellette, Set Designer
- Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
- Rob Siler, Lighting Designer
Additional Information and Resources
La forêt enchantée (The Enchanted Forest)