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MARIN BAROQUE presents Venus & Adonis, the first English opera by John Blow.
Courtyard Theater, First Presbyterian Church
San Anselmo, CA
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MARIN BAROQUE presents Venus & Adonis, the first English opera by John Blow.
Marin Baroque chamber choir and period instrument orchestra, with Music Director Daniel Canosa and Stage Director Marla Volovna, will present the short pastoral opera, Venus & Adonis by John Blow.  We will feature the San Francisco Renaissance Dancers, directed by Jennifer Meller.

Venus:  Elsa Nicol & Helene Zindarsian
Adonis:  Nik Nackley
Cupid:  Rosemary Beecher Bryant

Orchestra:
Farley Pearce  Bass violin
Yuko Tanaka  Harpsichord
Carla Moore   Violin I
Sara Usher     Violin II
David Daniel Bowes  Viola
Letitia Berlin  Recorders
Frances Blaker  Recorders, Hammered Dolcimer

What happens when a goddess falls for a mortal?  The comic and tragic tale of Venus & Adonis, the first English opera by John Blow, composed for the Stuart court, tells the story of the love between the goddess Venus and the beautiful adolescent, Adonis.  "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," Venus tells Adonis and at her urging, the reluctant Adonis leaves her bed for the hunt and is gored to death by a wild boar.

The earliest surviving English opera, it was presented as a masque for the entertainment of the court, Venus & Adonis is full of delightful music in the French style and includes dance tunes of the period. Jennifer Meller will be joined by Rachel Griffiths and Julie Lawton. We will have special appearances by Mill Valley Middle School students as little Cupids.  Come join in our delight in presenting this special performance!
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Performances are on Friday and Saturday, June 20 & 21, 8 to 9:30 PM, First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Rd 94960.  
A reception follows the Friday June 20th performance.

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Courtyard Theater, First Presbyterian Church (View)
72 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
United States


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Arts > Dance
Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Other
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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