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The Chastity Tree: West Edge Festival 2017

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West Edge Opera The Chastity Tree: West Edge Festival 2017

If you know Vicente Martin y Soler at all, chances are good it’s from a tossed off quotation in Don Giovanni, but in their day, both Mozart and Martin y Soler enjoyed equal renown in Vienna. Both set the brilliant words of da Ponte, who rated The Chastity Tree the Spaniard’s best work. A smash hit in 1787, The Chastity Tree is a tale of purity, politics on Mount Olympus, and one unusually judgmental plant. True to fashion, West Edge unearths a hidden gem in a startling new production, which features soprano Christine Brandes and Nikki Einfeld, as well as Barihunk Malte Roesner, who makes his North American debut as Doristo.

The West Edge Festival 2017 (August 5 - 20) also includes Thomas' Hamlet and Libby Larsen's Frankenstein, and all Festival performances take place in Pacific Pipe Oakland, a raw, edgy warehouse. It's not to be missed!

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Additional Dates:
Sun August 6, 2017 3:00pm
Pacific Pipe Oakland
Sat August 19, 2017 8:00pm
Pacific Pipe Oakland

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Vicente Martin y Soler

The Chastity Tree (L'arbore di Diana)