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Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra perform Dido & Aeneas Opera by Purcell - On 26 and 27 June

From 26/06/2016 at 20:00 to 27/06/2016 at 21:30

For the very first time, Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido & Aeneas, with libretto by Nahum Tate. Accompanying Les Fauristes in this daring and moving piece will be soloists from the Paris Opéra and the Clemens Non Papa Consort, who, together with full chamber orchestra, reveal why the popularity of this timeless baroque masterpiece remains as strong as ever, more than 300 years after its composition.

Combining comedy and tragedy, the opera transports us to the classic era of Greek mythology. Taken from Virgil’s epic work, the Aeneid, the work traces the story of the impossible love between Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a Trojan prince charged with the weighty task of founding a new realm. Will Aeneas listen to his heart or his head? 

  • Conductor: Blandine de Raulin
  • Director: Rufus Graham

Created in 2010 by a group of French music enthusiasts, the French Choir of London presents several concerts a year in both London and France, and has now added performing on the London stage to their repertoire.

Bookings: / Librairie La Page

Dido & Aeneas, H. Purcell
Dido & Aeneas, H. Purcell

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