Bury Bach Choir: Dido and Aeneas

Bury Bach Choir: Dido and Aeneas

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Bury Bach Choir is delighted to bring a concert performance of Purcell’s only opera, Dido and Aeneas, to Bury St Edmunds.

This enchanting work, which has touched the hearts of generations of listeners, recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her.

The opera embodies love, romance, betrayal and tragedy. It includes the famous 'Dido’s Lament', an aria of melancholic beauty, perhaps unsurpassed in all opera, to be performed by the award winning, Suffolk-born opera star, Clare Presland.

To reflect the other side of Purcell’s working life, his major contribution to English sacred music, the concert opens with three Purcell anthems, following which the Suffolk Baroque Players provide the perfect contrast with an orchestral Suite from Handel’s Water Music.

Clare Presland - Dido
Tom Asher - Aeneas
Tali Ketzef - Belinda
Valerie Reid - Sorceress
Bronwen Stephens - Second Witch/ Second Woman
Austin Gunn - Sailor
Charlotte Leeder - Spirit

Please ensure you arrive promptly to collect your tickets for the start of the performance as latecomers won’t be admitted until approx. 15-17 minutes after the first three anthems.

Starts: 7.30pm
Ends: 9.30pm
Tickets: £25*, £20*, £15*
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Plus £1 booking fee per ticket. All tickets £1 less during early booking period which ends on Saturday 30th April 2019

This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir

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