Ars Lyrica Houston presents Eternity and the Underworld

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Douglas Williams
Douglas Williams Photo by Florian Grey

Bach’s meditation on death in Cantata 82 proposes that eternity is a better place than our world. One of his best- known vehicles for solo voice, this cantata also blends the melancholy sound of the Baroque oboe with accompanying strings, to magical effect. Excerpts from the Art of Fugue offer an additional glimpse into Bach’s vision of the great beyond with its “mirror” fugues and unfinished final movement. Jonathan Dove’s L’altra Euridice (The Other Eurydice) upends the Orpheus legend by giving voice to Pluto, King of the Underworld, who exposes the treachery of our own world in a remarkable chamber opera for bass-baritone plus a mix of period and modern instruments. 

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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


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