Saturday, July 8 — Sunday, July 9, 2023
Opera Neo: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Composed in 1707, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (The Triumph of Time and Truth) is Handel’s very first oratorio. It features four allegorical characters: Beauty, Pleasure, Time, and Truth. Time and Truth join forces to divert Beauty’s desire from fleeting pleasures of the moment to more enduring values, and to direct her gaze from the surface to the essence of being. Performed in the spectacular Baker-Baum Auditorium at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, Handel’s drama is reimagined by director Sydney Roslin in her Opera Neo directorial debut, and conducted by world-renowned harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour.