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English Touring Opera Triple Bill

English Touring Opera Triple Bill

Ulverston International Music festival presents
English Touring Opera Triple bill:
Dido & Aeneas, Jonas, I Will Not Speak

A rare concoction of 17th century music and opera

Wed 7 Nov 7:30pm

English Touring Opera make a swift return to Ulverston after the sell-out success of The Marriage of Figaro in June.

This triple bill concert performance features works by Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo. Best known is Dido and Aeneas: “Remember me!” the abandoned Dido calls, and in Henry Purcell’s melody she will be remembered forever. Director Sebastian Harcombe promises to conjure a Jacobean night-world, in which a great woman contemplates her ruin.

The priest-composer Giacomo Carissimi made a series of short musical dramas for his Roman audience, depicting scenes from the Bible in which humans wrestle with God. One of the finest is Jonas, or Jonah, which depicts the story of Jonah and the whale. Dancer/director Bernadette Iglich will make a new piece of drama on this story with Carissimi’s sensuous music.

I Will Not Speak showcases music of the prince-murderer-composer Carlo Gesualdo. Tortured by his mortal love affairs and by his intense love for an absent God, Gesualdo was a striking original. Eight singers and eight players will perform some of his most intense madrigals in a landscape of shadows and candle-light. You will not have heard anything like this before.

Sung in English, Latin and Italian with English surtitles

There will be a free Pre-Show Talk, 6.30pm

To buy your ticket to this wonderful performance, call our Box Office on 01229 587140 or to buy Online click HERE

Please Note:

Two Concert DEAL – BUY FULL-PRICE RADAMISTO (NOV 6) and get 20% off TRIPLE BILL (NOV 7) when you buy both tickets at the same time (Offer only available through the box office)

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