OTYC: The Judgement of Paris

John Eccles' "The Judgement of Paris"

John Eccles’ The Judgement of Paris is on opera in the style of “historically informed performance,” meaning we will aim musically and artistically to follow the conventions of Baroque music as interpreted by artists in the HIP tradition of the late 20th-21st century.

The god Mercury descends from the sky with the golden apple of Discord and asks the shepherd Paris to award it to whichever of the three goddesses - Juno, Pallas and Venus - he finds most worthy. Juno offers him worldly power, Pallas victory in war, and Venus the most beautiful woman in the world. Paris gives the golden apple to Venus.

The plot centers on the male gaze; our direction will flip that, instead presenting each goddess as a postmodern “sign” who will make us rethink the millenia-old tale.

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Performance Dates & Times

November 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm

Location

Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.

Performers

Paris
Bobby Hill
Mercury
Juno
Charlotte Lucke
Chorus Soprano
Chorus Alto
Chorus Tenor
Weston Kerekes
Chorus Bass

Production Team

Musical Director
Orchestra Director
Francis Fedora
Musician