Curtis Opera Theatre: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Photo Roundup)

Curtis Opera Theatre‘s daring new production of George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (The Cheerful Man, the Thoughtful Man, and the Moderate Man) opened the Curtis Opera Theatre’s 2023–24 season on November 10 and 12 at the Philadelphia Film Center.

Based on two poems by John Milton, this theatrical pastoral ode featured staging and costume design by acclaimed director Chas Rader-Shieber. Under the baton of Nicholas McGegan, “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (Independent), L’Allegro showcased an exciting cast of rising young opera stars accompanied by members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Check out photo highlights below, showcasing the casts of L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, courtesy of Ashley E. Smith/Wide Eyed Studios.

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Curtis Opera Theatre: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Photo Roundup)

View a selection of photos from Curtis Opera Theatre's production of George Friderich Handel's glorious pastoral ode "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato."