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Ars Lyrica Would Like the Pleasure of Your Company at The Upcoming Opera Circle Soirée

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Photo credit: Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica invites you to join the company for the Opera Circle Soirée from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the stunning Dukessa in Houston’s Galleria area. The socially distanced evening will benefit Ars Lyrica Houston Opera Circle and honor its devoted supporters.

Guests will be treated to an evening of live music, a rare occurrence during these times, with an uplifting performance by opera star Lauren Snouffer. Tantalizing cocktails will be served outdoors, and a sumptuous three-course dinner will be enjoyed in the venue’s chic ballroom. Stage director, Tara Faircloth, is even going to announce the following season’s operas in a special reveal. Those who are not able to join the festivities in person are asked to consider making a contribution to Ars Lyrica’s Opera Circle.

Specifically, the event will raise vital support for next season’s operas: Henry Purcell’s Baroque masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, and Jonathan Dove’s contemporary chamber opera with period instruments, The Other Eurydice.

Dido and Aeneas will be directed by the artistic director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, Catherine Turocy, who will be working with a singular cast, including Lauren Snouffer and Mark Diamond. Both are Houston Grand Opera Studio alumni.

The Texas premiere of a new production of The Other Eurydice is Ars Lyrica’s inaugural offering in its new commitment to performing contemporary and historical works for period instruments. It will feature renowned bass-baritone Douglas Williams.

Ars Lyrica appreciates the support of all its patrons. Because of them, the company has been able to thrive, even throughout this unprecedented year. With their support and encouragement, Ars Lyrica looks forward to the future of Baroque music with excitement and optimism.

Lauren Snouffer, soprano

Alan Austin, violin

Richard Savino, guitar

Lauren Snouffer, soprano

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About Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica Houston has become a leader in the performance of early music through its acclaimed performances and recordings. Under the artistic direction of Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica now offers a Baroque opera every other season. These theatrical spectacles offer full immersion in the world of 17th and 18th-century culture, with elaborate scenic design, virtuosic singing, stylized dances, colorful orchestras, and profoundly human stories. No other musical genre from this era has the same capacity to move, excite, or inspire audiences.

For More Information please visit: www.arslyricahouston.org/2021gala