On Saturday July 31st, West Edge presents Eliogabalo by Francesco Cavalli. The subject of a debauched and corrupt Roman Emperor preying upon his hapless subjects was deemed too scandalous for even the Venetian Carnivale in 1667. General Director Mark Streshinsky will direct with Adam Pearl conducting from the harpsichord. Countertenor Randall Scotting will make his West Edge debut as the scheming Eliogabalo. Tenor Derek Chester will return to West Edge to play Eliogabalo's cousin and foil Alessandro, following his 2019 debut as Macheath in The Threepenny Opera. Soprano Nikki Einfeld will play Gemmira, the target of Eliogabalo's lustful gaze. Rounding out the cast are Shawnette Sulker, Jean-Paul Jones, Matheus Coura, Aura Veruni and Jonathan Smucker. Performances will run through Sunday August 8th.