Join the Danbury Concert Chorus for Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas”

A New DCC Virtual Project! 

Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas”

 

 

Rehearsals for Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, will begin on Tuesday, February 9th with Dr. Jason Thoms directing. Some of you may have performed this work with the DCC in the past.

Please make sure to register here so that we know who will be attending. Music will be emailed to you prior to the first rehearsal in pdf format after you complete your registration.

If you are not a current DCC ensemble member at the $150 level, there is a $50 fee for participation. As always, financial assistance is available.

This is going to be a fun project and we hope that you will join us and invite your friends to participate!

Please find some information below from Jason.

Synopsis:
Dido and Aeneas is a short opera by Henry Purcell about Aeneas’ stop on an island during his odyssey.  Dido is the widowed Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas the handsome sailor.  They meet and fall in love.  Then a sorceress and some witches devise a way to break the lovers up (the gods wanting Aeneas to continue on his journey).  Finally, Aeneas decides he has to leave, and after Dido watches him leave, she kills herself by throwing herself in a fire.  A typical opera plot!

Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesdays
February 9 – 6:00-6:00pm EST
February 16 – 6:00-7:00 pm EST
February 23 – 6:00-7:00 pm EST
March 4 – 6:00-7:00 pm EST- Please note, this is a THURSDAY
Tuesday -March 9 – 6:00-7:00 pm EST

All rehearsals will be held via zoom. Links will be sent to you prior to each rehearsal. Please download zoom on your computer or device if you don’t already have it.

All videos must be submitted no later than March 15.
Instruction will be provided on how to record your videos.

Please email or call the DMC with any questions you may have. 203-748-1716, dmc@danburymusiccentre.org.

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