CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 2 PM

Les Violons du Roy
La Chapelle de Québec

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic story of the Queen of Carthage and her love for the flawed Trojan hero. Purcell spices the tale with a chorus of witches and a lively sailors’ hornpipe. Dido’s lament, “When I am laid in earth,” is the heart-wrenching climax of the opera and one of the most famous vocal works of all time.

Performers

  • Les Violons du Roy
    Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor
  • La Chapelle de Québec
  • Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Dido)
  • Henk Neven, Baritone (Aeneas)
  • Hélène Guilmette, Soprano (Belinda)
  • Remaining artists to be announced

Program

ALL-PURCELL PROGRAM
  • Excerpts from King Arthur and The Fairy Queen
  • Dido and Aeneas

Audio

"When I am laid in earth" from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Tatiana Troyanos, Mezzo-Soprano | English Chamber Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

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An Introduction to Before Bach

Before Bach
This performance is part of Weekends at Carnegie Hall, Before Bach, and Baroque Unlimited.

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