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Fri, Dec 8, 2017 8:00pm –


Belasco Theatre
111 W 44th St
New York  New York  10026
United States

Farinelli and the King

Photo credit: Marc Brenner and Simon Annand​

Farinelli and the King
tells the true story of Philippe V (Mark Rylance), a Spanish monarch on the brink of madness. He finds unexpected solace in the voice of world-renowned castrato Farinelli, sung by countertenor Iestyn Davies.

Like Broadway’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, this contemporary work is presented in the signature style of Shakespeare’s Globe — traditional baroque instruments are played live in a gallery above the stage; the audience enjoys intimate seating with several rows onstage; and the story is told by candlelight, creating an enchanting theatergoing experience.

Learn more about the cast and creative team and see photos from the production here.

Related event: Farinelli and the King​, December 6

Tickets are available only to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff.
Must present CUID to pick up tickets. There is a limit of 2 tickets per CUID per show.​