Emperor Hadrian is devastated after his lover Antinous drowns in the Nile River. While matters of state encroach on his grief, and advisors clamour for war against a radical new threat to the Empire, Hadrian slips out of time to re-encounter the vision and reality of Antinous—and learn the truth about what happened on the Nile.
This highly anticipated world premiere from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor features the company debuts of opera legends Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila,and is presented by the same creative team behind the COC’s 2017 production of Louis Riel.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1