(Original Title: Acante et Céphise, or La Sympathie)
In French, with English supertitles
by JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU. Libretto: Jean-François Marmontel
October 28, November 1 and 3 at 7.30pm
The Haven, 112 West Market Street, Charlottesville VA, 22902
Student $12 General Admission $40 Premium $75
Starring: Rachelle Durkin (Céphise), Ted Schmitz (Acante), Jorell Williams (Génie), Sarah Wolfson (Zirphile) and Brenda Patterson (Grand Priestess).
Conductor: Christine Brandes
Director: Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Choreographer: Maria Daniel
Featuring a resident Ensemble from Early Music Access Project, led by David McCormick
It’s easy to say “I know how you feel.” It’s easy to express compassion and to join a cause for righteousness. But who gets hurt in the process? If some of us are in the right, then some must be in the wrong. Right?
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