Opera, Performing Arts

Shalimar the Clown

When: Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., Wed., June 15, 8 p.m., Fri., June 17, 8 p.m., Sun., June 19, 7 p.m., Thu., June 23, 8 p.m. and Sat., June 25, 1 p.m. 2016

It's the world premiere of "Shalimar the Clown," created by Jack Perla and Rajiv Joseph and based on the much-admired novel by Salman Rushdie. Shalimar and his beloved Boonyi grow up together in a pastoral Kashmiri village, making people laugh as acrobats and dancers in a traditional folk theater. They fall in love, a youthful romance that culminates in a joyful wedding. But when the new American ambassador meets Boonyi, he seduces with the promise of a new life, sending Shalimar down a dangerous path of revenge. Productions are accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony.

Price: $25-$129