- One ticket to Ars Lyrica Houston’s Susanna
- Where: Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Ticketing Options * $29 for seating in the boxes, orchestra rows C–H, or mezzanine row A or B (up to $55 value) * $19 for seating in orchestra rows N–P or mezzanine rows E–F (up to $35 value) * Click here to view the seating chart.
Performance Options * Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. * Sunday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m.
Susanna is a loving wife to Joacim. She is also the target of The Elders, two secretly lecherous pillars of the community who turn against her when she refuses their advances during her husband’s absence. Their revenge: accusing her of adultery. She’s sentenced to death, until the young prophet Daniel shows up to intervene.
Based on a story in the Old Testament book of Daniel, Handel’s oratorio soars via the voices of a nationally and internationally acclaimed cast of singers. As Susanna, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle draws on the dramatic training of her many operatic roles. Abigail Levis, described as a “lithe-voiced mezzo” in the New York Times, brings a youthful quality to the role of Joacim, and bass-baritone Timothy Jones commands the room as the Second Elder with his “opulent timbre,” as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette put it in a 2006 review.
Ars Lyrica Houston
Just because we’re not living in the 1600s doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the era’s music. That’s the concept behind Ars Lyrica Houston, a non-profit that performs compositions from the 17th and 18th centuries on instruments from those time periods. The result: vibrant concerts that swell with Baroque works performed by Grammy-nominated artists both locally and nationally.
800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002