The 2018 Summer Festival opens with a semi-staged performance of Handel’s powerful and rarely-heard operatic masterpiece, Hercules. Directed by Ethan Heard and featuring Peter Walker as Hercules and Sara Couden as the tragic Dejanira, Carsten Schmidt conducts this period-instrument performance. With Molly Netter (Iole), Scott Mello (Hyllus), and Daniel Moody (Lichas), select chorus, and the SMF Baroque Players.
sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller
Doors open at 6:30 - Preconcert Talk at 6:40
Special dinner and conversation with opera director Ethan Heard at Aioli Restaurant, 5:00 pm.