Sydney Chamber Choir: Dido & Aeneas - Completed
at The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Saturday, 7 October 2017 from 7:30 PM + Add to calendar07/10/2017 19:3007/10/2017 19:30Australia/SydneySydney Chamber Choir: Dido & AeneasSydney Chamber Choir: Dido & Aeneas Saturday, 7 October 2017 from 7:30 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Stephen Bydder XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address The Great Hall, University of Sydney Science Road Camperdown Sydney 2006 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/45796/sydney_chamber_choir_dido__aeneas.aspxThe Great Hall, University of Sydney
Camperdown Sydney 2006
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Monteverdi takes us to the lonely shores of Naxos, where Ariadne, having sacrificed everything to save her beloved Theseus from the claws of the Minotaur, watches in disbelief as Theseus’s ship sails away without her, never to return. Even as she cries to heaven for vengeance, her tears bear witness to the tenderness of the love that will haunt her forever.
But for a truly perfect blend of music and sorrow, nothing surpasses Dido’s Lament, ‘When I am laid in earth’, as the abandoned Queen of Carthage surrenders to death’s embrace. It’s the final scene in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas: one of the very first English operas and still one of the best-loved, and we’re thrilled to present this complete concert performance of Purcell’s masterpiece.
Litany of the Blessed Virgin
Lamento della Ninfa
Dido and Aeneas
Roland Peelman - Conductor
Sydney Chamber Choir
Belinda Montgomery - Soprano
David Greco - Baritone
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