|Event Name:||Joye in Aiken 2019 - 'Dido and Aeneas' by Henry Purcell|
|Event Description:||Featuring: Juilliard Opera and Juilliard415
Tickets $25: Students Free with ID
Available online or contact the Etherredge Center Box Office at 803-641-3305.
About the Juilliard Opera:
One of the most widely-produced English-language operas, Dido and Aeneas is based on the story of Dido, queen of Carthage, and the prince of Troy, Aeneas, with a libretto by Nahum Tate. First performed in 1689, it is perhaps most famous for Dido's lament, "When I am laid in earth." In June, Juilliard415 and singers from Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts will tour together for the first time, taking the Juilliard Opera production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas to Europe with performances at London's Holland Park, and the Opera Royal at Versailles. Conducted by Avi Stein and directed by Mary Birnbaum.
About the Juilliard415:
Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the school's principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond, bringing major figures in the field of early music to lead performances of both rare and canonical works of the 17th and 18th centuries. The many distinguished guests who have led Juilliard415 include Harry Bicket, William Christie, Monica Huggett, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, Rachel Podger, Jordi Savall, and Masaaki Suzuki.
|Event Class:||Arts & Culture|
|Contact Person or Organization:||Joye in Aiken|
|Start Date/Time:||3/12/2019 7:30 PM|
|Directions:||St. John's Methodist Church
104 Newberry St NW
Aiken, SC 29801