Courtesy Department of Music

Students, faculty, and staff from the music department’s FALL 2020 OPERA PERFORMANCE course created a virtual production of Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto, which premiered online in three parts in March, and featured Siyang Liu ’21, far left, and Mariana Corichi Gomez ’21. Michael Pratt, director of the Program in Music Performance, said the experience provided new perspectives on the 370-year-old opera. “We have discovered, once again, that timeless art is called that for a reason,” Pratt said. “La Calisto speaks strongly to our current circumstance in very specific ways, always enveloped in music of poetic beauty.” Watch La Calisto: A Virtual Opera at