Sat Aug 25 2012
Dido & Aeneas
Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
Doors 8:00 pm - Admission: €20. Booking Fee May Apply
Corkís International stars Cara OíSullivan, Majella Cullagh and Mary Hegarty will once again perform on the stage together ahead of their national tour in Henry Purcellís exquisite masterpiece Dido and Aeneas.
This one-hour opera, based on the Roman poet Virgilís tragic story of Queen Dido and her Trojan lover, Aeneas, was one of the first operas written and performed in English.
In this new production, each of the four singers also plays their principal characterís subconscious other self Ė a concept which heightens the emotional and sexual tension created by the passion of hidden desires.
The new orchestration will be created by Baroque and contemporary music specialist and violinist, Marja Gaynor for a quartet of multi-instrumentalist musicians.
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