by Benjamin Britten and Robert Lowell
“How shall I hide my thick, adulterous passion for this youth, who has rejected me, and knows the truth?”
Phaedra staggers under Aphrodite’s heavy curse. Wife to Theseus, she burns for his son Hippolytus. When he rejects her, she destroys both him and herself. Phaedra is a staged performance of Britten’s solo cantata for mezzo sopranom designed and performed by Judith Barnes, accompanied by chamber ensemble.
June 10, 2017, 8:00pm
58 Grand Street
Presented as part of The New York Opera Fest, a city-wide festival of opera in May and June, and SOAK, an annual deluge of acts and workshops in theater, butoh, dance, and performance art, presented by LEIMAY at their Brooklyn home CAVE.