Actéon and Pygmalion

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Actéon—the story of the young hunter turned into a stag—and Pygmalion—the story of a beautiful statue magically brought to life—are transformed into riveting operatic masterpieces in the hands of Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Philippe Rameau, two of the greatest composers in French music history. Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth is featured in both title roles of this double bill, in a tour that includes Chicago, Opera Atelier’s hometown Toronto, and the Palace of Versailles, France.

Performed in French with English surtitles 

Cast: Colin Ainsworth, Mireille Asselin, Allyson McHardy, Jesse Blumberg, Christopher Enns, Meghan Lindsay, Cynthia Smithers & Anna Sharpe. With Artists of Atelier Ballet, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.  

Director: Marshall Pynkoski Conductor: David Fallis 

Choreographer: Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg 

Set designer: Gerard Gauci 

Lighting designer: Michelle Ramsay. 

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