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Presented by Baldwin Wallace Opera and Cleveland Opera Theater
Timothy Nelson, director and conductor
Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 8:00 pm.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

Serse is presented in a Co-Production by Baldwin Wallace Opera and Cleveland Opera Theater with guest Director and Conductor Timothy Nelson, hailed by Opera News as "The future of opera." Channeling the style of Rumi and building on the concept of a Persian folk-love story as narrated by a poet, Nelson will create and lead this world-premiere adaptation of Handel's Serse.

This exciting production will feature a cast of performers from the Baldwin Wallace Opera program, a chamber orchestra, costume design by Esther Haberlen and Scenographic design by Matthew D. McCarren.  Sung in Italian with English narration and supertitles, Serse will have an approximate 90 minute duration. 

This is the first Baldwin Wallace Opera Production to be produced under the leadership of Scott Skiba, the recently appointed Director of Opera Studies and Jason Aquila the recently appointed Opera Music Director.  Performances will be held on the Baldwin Wallace Campus and in a special production installation at the iconic Cleveland Landmark Arcade Cleveland (Sunday, November 6, 5:00pm.  Tickets for this date are available via

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General Admission
$10 for adults
$5 for students
Complementary tickets for BW students, faculty and staff tickets available at the Conservatory Events Office.