Baylor Presents "Oreste," a Rarely Heard Opera by Handel

April 4, 2018
Baylor Opera Theater will present two performances of George Frideric Handel’s chamber opera Oreste on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night in Roxy Grove Hall.
This rare work has only been performed once in America, at the Juilliard School, and Baylor’s production will be a Texas and regional premiere. The fully costumed opera will be cast with Baylor vocal studies students and will feature members of the Waco Symphony in the orchestral ensemble. The production will be conducted by Jeffrey Peterson, Music Director of the Baylor Opera Theater, and will be directed by Dashiell Waterbury, the School of Music’s Interim Director of Opera.
The basic plot concerns the Greek hero Orestes, who visits a tyrant’s kingdom in order to lift a curse from the gods.
This opera is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991, or send an email to
Baylor music faculty will present a free pre-performance talk about Handel’s operas on Saturday, April 14, at 6:15 in Recital Hall II (with free refreshments).
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