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OLIMPIA VENDICATA 
An Opera composed by Domenico Freschi in 1682 - Libretto by Aurelio Aureli.
Performances at ODC Theater on October 20, 21 & 22, 2023. 

The Plot

Olimpia Vendicata is Ariadne auf Naxos in a distinctly more 17th-century Italian key.
Poor Olimpia, a Princess of Holland, is abandoned on a desert island by her faithless
lover, Bireno. Kidnapped by pirates, she is made a slave at the elegant, sensuous
court of Hibernia, where it seems everybody is amorous of somebody else.
(Remember, this is fiction.) Imagine her surprise when Bireno crops up and begins
wooing the Hibernian princess Alinda! With finesse and malice, Olimpia exacts
poetic justice.

Creative Team/Production Staff

Director: Céline Ricci

Conductor: Matthew Dirst

Score Transcription: Adam Cockerham

Costumes: Marina Polakoff

Projections: Entropy

Lights: Del Medoff

Translation: Joe McClinton

Make up: Daniel Cartagena

Stage Manager: Chase Kupperberg

Cast

Olimpia: Leslie Katter

Bireno: Nina Jones
Oberto: Deborah Rosengaus

Alinda: Aura Veruni

Osmiro: Sara Couden

Araspe: Nicolas Garcia

Niso: Sidney Ragland

Olimpia Poster.jpg

Poster by Entropy

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