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MMDG made its Lincoln Center debut with one of Morris' most beloved masterpieces, Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato as part of American Visionaries in 1995. The company appeared as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors in 2001 and made its Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 2002. In annual visits since that time, the company has presented a variety of programs including more than 20 different works including the highly-acclaimed evening-length programs, Mozart Dances and Romeo & Juliet: On Motifs of Shakespeare, both of which were co-commissioned by Lincoln Center. The company made its White Light Festival debut in 2013 with the 25th Anniversary performances of L'Allegro.
Thomas Cooley, tenor (Acis)
Yulia Van Doren, soprano (Galatea)
Douglas Williams, baritone (Polyphemus)
Isaiah Bell, tenor (Damon)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
New York Premiere
August 7-9, 2014