BAM Cancels Zambello's Three Classical Heroines

Classic Arts News   BAM Cancels Zambello's Three Classical Heroines
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has canceled its May performances of Three Classical Heroines because the Eos Orchestra, which was to accompany the operatic one-woman show, has dissolved.

The show was a collection of scenes from Haydn's Arianna a Naxos, Berlioz's The Death of Cleopatra, and Britten's Phaedra, staged by prominent opera director Francesca Zambello and starring mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. It was scheduled to run from May 17 to 21.

The four performances will not be rescheduled, BAM said.

Originally, the Eos Orchestra, a ten-year-old ensemble known for theatrical stagings of classical works, was to accompany the performances, led by Jonathan Sheffer, its music director and founder. Eos shut down in December 2004, citing financial problems. At the time, BAM representatives said that the show would go forward with a new ensemble, possibly conducted by Sheffer.

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