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Venus and Adonis/Savitri

  • The Flea Theater 20 Thomas Street New York, NY, 10007 United States (map)

John Blow's Venus and Adonis was originally a masque for the entertainment of King Charles II. The work was the first to have been written by a female librettist, Anne Finch, and tells the tale of Venus and the demise of her lover, Adonis.

Based on an episode in the Mahabharata, Gustav Holst's Savitri was innovative in its day and still mesmerizes. This production will honor the Indian culture which gave us this story and feature singers of South Asian heritage. 

 Directed by Jennifer Williams I  Music director Stephan Fillare

The Flea Theatre, 20 Thomas St, New York, NY 10007