When: Fri., Feb. 3, 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Feb. 4, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Handel’s Alcina directed by James Kenon Mitchell (candidate for the MM in Opera Direction), conducted by Timothy Long. Alcina tells a tale that pits true love against desire, truth against deception, and honesty against disguise. Alcina is sung in Italian with supertitles. The heroic Bradamante will create a new profile as “Ricciardo” to infiltrate the landscapes of Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok and to enter a world of influencers, beauty gurus, and content creators determined to keep their cheekbones high and their subscribers higher. But who can be trusted once the selfie-stick comes out?