ENGLISH TOURING OPERA PRESENTS

Triple Bill: Dido & Aeneas, Jonas, I Will Not Speak

Wed 21 - Thu 22 November 2018

7.30pm

This triple bill features works by Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo. Best known is Dido and Aeneas, for which director Sebastian Harcombe promises to conjure a Jacobean night-world, in which a great woman contemplates her ruin.

The priest-composer Giacomo Carissimi made a series of short musical dramas for his Roman audience, depicting scenes from the Bible in which humans wrestle with God. One of the finest is Jonas, or Jonah, which depicts the story of Jonah and the whale. Dancer/director Bernadette Iglich will make a new piece of drama on this story with Carissimi’s sensuous music.

I Will Not Speak showcases music of the prince-murderer-composer Carlo Gesualdo. Tortured by his mortal love affairs and by his intense love for an absent God, Gesualdo was a striking original. Eight singers and eight players will perform some of his most intense madrigals in a landscape of shadows and candle-light.

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Event Info

Tickets

A £36.50 B £33.50  C £26.50  D £21.50
Concs: £2 off bands B-D
Student Standby: £5
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE

Running Time

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Supplementary Event

Pre-show Dining - Triple Bill: Dido & Aeneas, Jonas, I Will Not Speak

Wed 21 - Thu 22 November 2018 read more book now