PURCELL DIDO AND AENEAS

MAR 29 + 31

Overview

Heartache never sounded more haunting than in this affecting opera which beautifully marries words and music to convey the range of human emotions. Harry Christophers leads the complete opera with enhanced staging by Aidan Lang, the acclaimed General Director at the Seattle Opera.

Location

NEC's Jordan Hall

Dates

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00PM

Music

Purcell:
Chaconne in G Minor
A new Irish tune in G Major
“O solitude”
A new Scotch tune in G Major
“Welcome to all the pleasures”
Dido and Aeneas

Performed by

Harry Christophers, conductor
Aidan Lang, director
Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano (Dido)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Sorceress/Sailor)
Reginald Mobley, countertenor (Spirit)
Sarah Yanovitch, soprano (Belinda)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano (2nd Woman)
Margot Rood, soprano (1st Witch)
Sarah Brailey, soprano (2nd Witch)
David McFerrin, baritone (Aeneas)
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Concert Length

1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission


Listen

Vivaldi: Presto from Violin Concerto in E-Flat Major, RV 253, La Tempesta di Mare
Academy of Ancient Music
Andrew Manze, violin

Telemann: Allegro from Concerto for Three Violins
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Vivaldi: Allegro from Violin Concerto in D Minor, RV 242, Per Pisendel
Avison Ensemble

Geminiani: Allegro from Concerto Grosso No. 5 in G Minor
Academy of Ancient Music
Andrew Manze, violin

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