Aria I
Jessica Lang Dance performing Aria
Photo by Karli Cadel, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow

Premiered in

3 (3 women)

6 minutes

“Whether it was the use of the color red, or quick footwork, or Italian opera music, the entire segment was a gift of passion mixed with tragic beauty.”
“a calligraphic, soul-baring trio”
“At her best, Ms. Lang illustrates her music - "Aria" is set to Zenobia's aria "Son contenta di morire" from Handel's "Radamisto," and distinguishes neatly between voice and orchestra while showing the death-fixated fury in the words”
- Alastair Macaulay, NY Times, August 20, 2013

George Frideric Handel

Costume Design
Fritz Masten

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Past Performances
August 7-11, 2013Becket, MAMore Info
August 16-17, 2013New York, NYMore Info
November 7, 2013Storrs, CTMore Info
May 23, 2014Guatemala City, GuatemalaMore Info
January 31, 2015Lewisberg, PAMore Info
March 7, 2015Rochester, NYMore Info
April 9-10, 2015Istanbul, TurkeyMore Info
April 14, 2015Easton, PAMore Info
April 25-26, 2015Queens, NYMore Info
October 17-18, 2015Queens, NYMore Info
September 28, 2018Irvine, CAMore Info
November 3, 2018Tivoli, NYMore Info
November 30-December 1, 2018Philadelphia, PAMore Info
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January 26, 2019Pittsburgh, PAMore Info
February 21, 2019Santa Barbara, CAMore Info
March 5, 2019Malibu, CAMore Info
March 14, 2019Aiken, SCMore Info
December 2, 2018Broad Street ReviewMore Info
February 24, 2014BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
February 23, 2014Theater is EasyMore Info
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