L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Handel’s Glorious Pastoral Ode of Darkness and Light

Inspired by the poetry of 17th-century English writer John Milton, author of the epic Paradise Lost, Handel’s magnificent pastoral ode, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (The Cheerful Man, the Thoughtful Man, and the Moderate Man), launches the Curtis Opera Theatre season at the Philadelphia Film Center with a stunning theatrical oratorio led by conductor Nicholas McGegan and acclaimed director Chas Rader-Shieber. This feast for the senses, featuring a thrilling cast of young opera stars and the renowned Curtis Symphony Orchestra, is a breathtaking collision of darkness and light, innocence and experience, and a celebration of the wonders of nature and the mysteries of life. 

L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato is sung in English with English supertitles. 

George Frideric Handel, music
Based on two poems by John Milton, adapted and extended by Charles Jennens, libretto

Location

Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Artists

CHAS RADER-SHIEBER
Stage director  

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN
Conductor 

Maya Mor Mitrani
Soprano

Juliette Tacchino
Soprano

Sarah Fleiss
Soprano

Juliet Rand
Soprano

Dalia Medovnikov
Soprano

Sam Higgins
Alto

Katie Trigg
Alto

Kate Li
Alto

Jackson Allen
Tenor

Hongrui Ren
Tenor

Evan Gray
Bass

Nathaniel Schludecker
Bass

CURTIS OPERA THEATRE

CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Special Thanks

The Curtis Opera Theatre is generously supported by the Ernestine Bacon Cairns Trust, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation.