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Opera Theater to present 'Egisto,' Jan. 7-8

The Princeton University Opera Theater, in conjunction with the Department of Music , will present free performances of Francesco Cavalli's comedy "Egisto" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The cast will be members of "Music 214: Projects in Vocal Performance." Clifford Sofield, a 2002 Princeton graduate, will direct, and Michael Pratt will conduct, with members of the University Orchestra providing the accompaniment.

Princeton music professor Wendy Heller, a noted authority on 17th-century Venetian opera, will give a talk at 7 p.m. preceding each performance. The production will utilize a new performing edition by Princeton musicology graduate students Jennifer Eberhard and Daniil Zavlunov.

Admission to the performances is free, but tickets are required. Call the Richardson Auditorium box office at (609) 258-5000.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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