Acante et Cephise
UCLU Music Society present University College Opera's production of Acante et Cephise
by Jean-Philippe Rameau.
In the first British staging of this spectacular French baroque pastorale héroïque, UCOpera rediscovers the story of the lovers, Acante and Céphise. Tormented and separated by the jealous genie, Oroès, their only hope lies with the good fairy Zirphile. Will she be able to save them or will they die at the hands of Oroès and his minions?
Originally written to celebrate the arrival of a new heir to the Bourbon dynasty, in this newly-conceived staging the piece becomes an entertaining journey through the trials and triumphs of that most universal of stories – the creation of a new life.
With a magnificent score by Jean-Philippe Rameau, one of France’s most famous and original composers, and fabulous dancing throughout, this is a unique chance to see this masterpiece.
Sung in French with English surtitles.
Tickets: £25, £17 concessions, £9 UCL