SOLD OUT - Opera McGill: Dido and Aeneas

Event

Redpath Hall 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates), Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6, CA
Price: 
$15 / $10 / Binge Festival Pass (limited quantity): $65 / $45

Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill & Opera Studies
Stephen Hargreaves, Principal Coach

Lisl Wirth Black Box "Opera Binge" Festival

  • DIDO AND AENEAS by Henry Purcell

Stephen Hargreaves, music director
Jessica Derventzis, stage director

With the McGill Baroque Orchestra

 

Opera McGill marks 60 years of training, mentoring, and nurturing young artists with a celebratory season featuring an innovative Opera Binge Festival, with no less than seven one-act operas in 24 hours at multiple venues.

This monumental Baroque opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Æneas, and her despair when he abandons her. Composed circa 1688, it is one of the earliest known – and certainly most beloved – English operas. Stephen Hargreaves conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra; stage direction by Jessica Derventzis. 75 minutes, no intermission; $15 / $10