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Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and Britten’s Lucretia

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One event on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm

$15 – $65

A thought-provoking double bill pairs works written nearly three hundred years apart, each exploring remarkable women and timeless themes that remain all too relevant today.

The journey begins with one of opera’s earliest masterpieces, Purcell’s poignant Dido and Aeneas, which recounts the tragic love story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Trojan hero Aeneas. It’s a union compelled by political alliance, ignited by undeniable passion, and thwarted by sorcery and duplicity.

After intermission, travel to ancient Rome for Britten’s Lucretia. With its ingenious score and potent, timely story, it brings issues of corruption, control, and abuse of power to the forefront.

Benjamin Manis*, Conductor
R.B. Schlather, Director
Joshua Winograde, Director of Opera Studies
Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra

*Shepherd School of Music alumnus

This production will last approximately 3 hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

Sung in English with English surtitles.
Tickets range from $15-65.

– This production contains mature themes that are not suitable for all audiences.
– Please note that Dido & Aeneas contains flashing lights.

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Date:
April 7
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $65
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Website:
https://music.rice.edu/content/purcells-dido-and-aeneas-brittens-rape-lucretia

Venue

Morrison Theater at Brockman Hall for Opera
Brockman Hall For Opera, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Houston, 77005
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Phone
(713) 348-8000
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Organizer

Shepherd School of Music at Rice University
Phone
713-348-8000
Email
contactshepherd@rice.edu
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