The Windy City’s Baroque opera specialists are streaming their productions in limited runs throughout the company’s 10th anniversary season. Next up is a filmed performance of Handel’s Apollo e Dafne, one of his greatest hits. Soprano Erica Schuller and baritone Ryan de Ryke (pictured above) create the roles in Handel’s youthful masterpiece. (A $25 ticket is good through March 14 after the 7:30 Central Time opening on March 5.)
(Above: Haymarket’s production comes together onsite at Resolution Studios. Photos by Anna Cillan)
Haymarket has emerged as an early innovator during the disruption of the global pandemic. Its production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea, presented on film in October 2020, prompted the Chicago Tribune to report that “18th-century opera found a new home in 21st-century technology.” Filmed at Chicago’s Resolution Studios, Apollo e Dafne is to be conducted by Haymarket founder Craig Trompeter, produced by Chase Hopkins, and filmed by Garry Grasinski, with audio engineer Mary Mazurek, lighting designer Linsey Lyddan, and scenic art by Zuleyka V. Benitez.
(If you missed Haymarket’s Acis and Galatea last October, you can catch both operas in a double bill package price with extended viewing through March 21.)