Arts & Events

The Berkeley Activists' Calendar, Dec.9-19

Kelly Hammagren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday December 08, 2018 - 09:16:00 AM

Sunday, December 9, 2018

No City Sponsored events found

Monday, December 10, 2018

Housing Advisory Commission – Housing Trust Fund Subcommittee, 2:00 pm, 2180 Milvia, Dogwood Conf. Room, Agenda: Recommendation to Reissue RFP to Consider Measure O Funds, Proposals Received 1638 Stuart (Land Trust), 1900 alcatraz (Satellite Affordable Housing ), Predevelopment Loan for 2001 ashby

Youth Commission, 6:30 pm, 1730 Oregon St, Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center, Agenda: team Building Exercise, Response to San Pablo Shooting, Youth Homelessness, Gender Neutral Bathrooms,

Tax the Rich rally with Occupella sing along, Cancelled -more-

Giovanni Porta’s IFIGENIA IN AULIDE: Ars Minerva Ventures into the 18th Century

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Friday December 07, 2018 - 02:00:00 PM

Having specialized in reviving long-lost 17th century Venetian operas, Céline Ricci’s Ars Minerva company now has revived a long-forgotten 18th century opera. Giovanni Porta’s Ifigenia in Aulide (1738) was given two performances November 30 and December 1 at ODC Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission District. Porta, Venetian by birth, was a popular composer of thirty operas, which were performed in the early 1700s throughout Italy, Germany, and England. However, only four of Porta’s operas remain extant. His Ifigenia in Aulide score was found in Dresden. Porta’s Ifigenia in Aulide premiered in Munich during Carnival season in 1738, and as far as we know it has not been performed since until now. -more-