Ordo Virtutum (Newton)

opera by Hildegard von Bingen

Cappella Clausura


Hildegard von Bingen's ORDO VIRTUTUM is what LeClair has called the very first opera, written around 1150 by Abbess St. Hildegard von Bingen. We fully stage it in modern dress: our conceit is that the 18 Virtues work for small NGO. Lending a new gender fluidity to the Virtues, both men and women sing the various roles, and the devil is a female, perhaps a corporate raider, enticing the young s... (more)

Map of venue location.
Eliot Church of Newton
474 Centre Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02458

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