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Jupiter’s Journey to the Earth

Opening Date: May 10, 2024

Closing Date: May 12, 2024

Running Time: 01:00

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Playing @

BAC Baryshnikov Arts Center

450 West 37th Street New York City, NY 10018

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For the child in all of us (ages 7+), Jupiter’s Journey to the Earth is a family-friendly chamber opera sung in English based upon the story of Philemon and Baucis from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This new adaptation and production will mix puppeteers, opera singers and instrumentalists in a show the entire family can enjoy. Franz Joseph Haydn’s opera Philemon und Baucis, oder Jupiters Reise auf die Erde was originally written for a marionette theater at the Royal Castle of Esterhazy in the 18th Century. In the story, the gods look down upon the earth and observe mankind’s cruelty towards one another and the world in which they live. At first, the gods throw storms upon the earth as punishment for the humans’ bad behavior. But before destroying everything, the gods decide to search for any moral good remaining. Jupiter and Mercury descend upon the earth and discover a husband and wife whose kindness proves humanity is worth saving. Created by the little OPERA theatre of ny

The new singing translation is by Mark Herman & Ronnie Apter, and the story is adapted and directed by Philip Shneidman. Conducted from the harpsichord by Elliot Figg leading a period instrument ensemble, the production will feature puppetry by Maria Camia, lighting and scenic design by Seth Reiser and costume design by Lara de Bruijn. Catherine Miller is the associate music director.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 7

Performance Schedule:


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Full-price tickets

$39 - $74


Box Office

ADA Compliant

Curb Ramps

ADA Compliant


ADA Compliant

Directions Subway

A, C, E to 34th St./ 8th Ave, 1, 2, 3 to 34th Street at 7th Avenue, 7 to 34th Street at 11th Avenue


Street level entrance / ADA compliant

Directions Bus

M11 or M42


Elevator only


Enterprise Parking - 453 West 37th Street, Icon Parking - 404 West 37th Street


None on premises

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

A, C, E to 34th St./ 8th Ave, 1, 2, 3 to 34th Street at 7th Avenue, 7 to 34th Street at 11th Avenue

Bus Icon

By Bus:

M11 or M42