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“Masterpiece isn’t a word to be thrown around lightly, but there’s no denying that Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato is thrillingly that.”
—The New York Times
Mar 24—Mar 27, 2022
 
L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
Dance

Mark Morris Dance Group
MMDG Music Ensemble and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street with Downtown Voices
Conducted by Colin Fowler
Choreography by Mark Morris

 
On a darkened stage, two dancers collide in a burst of light, music, and color—and from this encounter, an enchanting world is born. Hailed as Mark Morris’s undisputed masterwork since its US premiere here at BAM in 1990, L’Allegro conjures with radiant simplicity a mythic landscape of graces, gods, and lovers. Set to Handel’s soaring interpretation of Milton’s Arcadian poetry, Morris’s choreography draws deep from Greek and Roman motifs while remaining, somehow, timeless. With sopranos Yulia Van Doren and Sarah Brailey, tenor Brian Giebler, and bass-baritone Joseph Charles Beutel.
“I’ve seen experienced music and theater critics emerge from their first viewing with tear-stained and flushed cheeks; they simply hadn’t known they would live to see a work so flooded with beauty”
—The New York Times
Returning home to Brooklyn for the first time in more than a decade, L’Allegro promises an ebullient evening of quintessential Mark Morris. Ancient yet youthful, Baroque yet effortlessly natural, it’s an intricate feast for the senses; a meditation on innocence and experience to warm the spirit after so many months of still bodies and darkened stages.
“... nothing about “L’Allegro” is in isolation. Rather, harmony is everywhere …”
—The New York Times
 

Music by George Frideric Handel
Set design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume design by Christine Van Loon
Lighting design by James F. Ingalls

 
ON SALE DATES
Thu Oct 14
BAM Members & Patrons
 
Wed Oct 20
General Public
 
 
RUN TIME
2hrs, with intermission
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All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

 
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Leadership support for L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato provided by Robert L. Turner

 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House provided by:

Howard Gilman

 

Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:

Harkness

 

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