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PMW and UW Opera: Dido and Aeneas
PMW and UW Opera: Dido and Aeneas
WhenSunday, Apr 30, 2017, 3 p.m.
Campus locationMeany Hall (MNY)
Campus roomMeany Theater
Event typesPerformances
Event sponsorsUW School of Music…

In the late 17th century Henry Purcell had a musical life of Mozartian proportions – tragically short yet unbelievably brilliant. Synthesizing all the best elements of contemporary English, French and Italian music, he created the enduring English operas. Unlike the larger semi-operas, Fairy Queen and King Arthur, (which include spoken texts between the musical numbers), Dido was his only entirely musical opera, and is his best-known and most-beloved work for the stage. PMW’s orchestra and soloists team with the University of Washington Chamber Singers to present a full-length version that includes Purcell’s sublime Welcome Songs for the King’s return to court.

Laura Pudwell: Dido
Brendan Tuohy: Aeneas
Julia Benzinger: the Sorceress
Ross Hauck: the Sailor…
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