Dido and Aeneas


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Dido and Aeneas

with the gods demanding his departure, she commits suicide. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Fr. Opera: Berlioz, The Trojans, Westerman, 174–176]
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The programme includes wellloved songs by Purcell, Stanford, Holst, Elgar, and Finzi, sacred music by Vaughan Williams and a compilation of choruses from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas.
The latest venue, for BOC's version of Dido and Aeneas, with nine performances from March 18-23, will be the former nightclub in Dale End known as The Hummingbird and The Ballroom.
When Henry Purcell wrote his one and only opera Dido and Aeneas in the second half of the seventeenth century, there was no existing opera tradition in England.
Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, responding to this play, (20) offers an alternative perspective on the story of Dido and Aeneas, as Shakespeare's Cleopatra comes to symbolically embody the tempest that contests empire.
Dido and Aeneas is the only opera by which 17th-century English composer, who was organist at both Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal?
The Welsh singer, who in 2012 dazzled more than a billion viewers worldwide with her performance at the London Paralympics opening ceremony, joins Armonico Consort for a concert performance of Purcell's epic tragedy Dido and Aeneas in Coventry next Friday.
The group launched last year in Saltburn with a spirited production of Dido and Aeneas at the Saltburn Community Theatre.
Twenty of Flint High School's most talented singers have embraced a completely new style of singing to create a stunning performance of Henry Purcell's Baroque Opera, Dido and Aeneas.
But it was a warm but medium-sized audience at the Theatre Royal which welcomed Lesley Garrett to perform a one-woman 20th Century piece by French Composer Poulenc and also a production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, a 17th Century work.
When Dido and Aeneas set out on the hunting expedition during which their relationship will be consummated in a cave, the party looks down in the valley on a flock of deer running about bewildered (4.
It was a good move for co-Artistic Directors Larry Beckwith and Rick Phillips to program Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at this summer's Music at Sharon because the historic Sharon Temple that 'serves as their festival series' venue effectively overcame the limitations of opera in concert.
Purcell also had a strong influence on the composers of the English musical renaissance of the early 20th century, most notably Benjamin Britten, who created and performed a realisation of Dido and Aeneas and whose The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is based on a theme from Purcell's Abdelazar.