"Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell with Opera Scenes
Presented by the NEW Charles and Reta Ralph Opera Center with string quartet and harpsichord/piano accompaniment The annual opera scenes program includes a fully staged production of one of the few surviving examples of Baroque English opera: Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas featuring Dido’s beautiful and haunting lament “When I am laid in earth,” a popular aria to this day.
The evening will be complemented by excerpted scenes from operatic literature, ranging from Baroque to modern. Minimal sets and costumes require a greater sense of imagination, creating a profound acting experience for the singers.
This event is free.
Event Contact: Carrie Care can be reached at (970) 491-5891
Sponsored by the University Center for the Arts.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Arts & Entertainment|
|Start Time:||08:00 PM|
|End Time:||09:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Friday, May 4, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Saturday, May 5, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Carrie Care|