Eboracum Baroque presents

GRIMEBORN: Dido and Aeneas

by Purcell

Aug 08 2013 - Aug 10 2013

An exciting new take on Purcell’s classic opera. It recounts the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage and her love for the Trojan Warrior, Aeneas. With an evil Sorceress and witches at work, this love is short lived as despair and destruction are brought to the Queen’s Court. Aeneas is tricked into leaving the stricken queen but defies the gods to return. Dido refutes Aeneas' advances for even having the thought of leaving her. Belinda attempts to console the heart-broken queen, but all is in vain.

Performed on period instruments and with a cast of top young music professionals from across the UK, this production will not be one to miss!

Directed by
Chris Parsons
Choreography
Mary Collins
Cast
  • Eboracum Baroque

GRIMEBORN OPERA FESTIVAL

Opera returns to Arcola Theatre with an expanded Grimeborn Festival, once again featuring a mix of new works with classics and rarely performed works. Now in its seventh year, Grimeborn is dedicated to celebrating the world of Opera while also making it accessible to both new and established audiences.

Grimeborn is bigger than ever before. This year’s festival will take place in both Studios, allowing each production to add more performances. Additionally, there will be a few one-off concerts and operas on selected dates.

"Grimeborn Opera is in serious danger of becoming a bit of an institution"

Andrew Clements, The Guardian

FESTIVAL MULTI-BUY DISCOUNTS

2 OPERA OFFER

Buy 2 dates in the same booking for only £27 (£13.50 per performance)

3 OPERA OFFER

Buy 3 dates in the same booking for only £36 (£12 per performance)

Offers available online or by phone using one of the following codes:

2 Opera offer code = OPERA2

3 Opera offer code = OPERA3

terms and conditions: The 2 Opera offer excludes one-off performances. These offers cannot be combined with any other offer. Both two and three date offer tickets must be booked in the same booking to receive discount, no retrospective discounts available. Any tickets purchased as part of this offer and subsequently changed to another date will be upgraded to full price in addition to a transaction fee. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Are you a regular Grimeborn visitor? An opera lover? Then join our new Grimeborn Funders Circle. Get invitations to the annual Grimeborn reception, ticket deals and other discounts, plus opportunities to meet the participating artists and sit in on rehearsals. Annual membership starts at £50. Click here for more information.