BAROQUE OPERA DOUBLE BILL : Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi)

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Presented by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama – Department of Vocal, Opera and Drama Studies

[blockquote_right]18 + 19 Jan | 7:30pm | Main Space[/blockquote_right]

Purcell’s much-loved masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The opera is full of magnificent music including Dido’s Lament, one of the most beautiful and tragic arias ever written. This is coupled with a rare opportunity to see Claudio Monteverdi’s Combat between Tancredi and Clorinda, a romance set against the backdrop of the First Crusade.

Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (c1624) by Claudio Monteverdi

Testo : Oisín Ó Dálaigh / Sarah Kilcoyne / Rheanne Breen
Tancredi : Ciaran Crangle
Tancredi (fighting) : Ross Fitzpatrick
Clorinda : Naho Koizumi
Clorinda (fighting) : Letizia Delmastro

Dido and Aeneas (c1687) by Henry Purcell

Dido : Susie Gibbons
Aeneas : Connor Campbell
Sorceress : Amy Conneely
First Witch : Rheanne Breen
Second Witch : Ami Hewitt
Belinda : Laura Joy Copeland
Second Woman : Sarah Kilcoyne
Spirit : Oisín Ó Dálaigh
Sailor : Stephen Walker

Sopranos: Hannah Barrett, Ami Hewitt, Orlaith Dunne
Altos: Sarah Luttrell, Rheanne Breen, Sarah Kilcoyne
Tenors: Ciaran Crangle, Oisin O Dalaigh, Stephen Walker
Bass: Fionn D’hAlmain

Rachel Factor / Luke Lally Maguire, harpsichord
Julie Maisel, flute
David O’Doherty, violin
Cristina Chiricozzi, viola
Arun Rao, cello

Music Director : Steve Wallace
Stage Director : Peter McDermott
Combat Director : Jay Cosgrave
Choreographer : Ella Clarke
Set and Costume Designer : Lisa Krugel
Lighting Designer : Kevin Smith
Producer : Una Hunt

Event Manager / Promotions : Sandra Ellis
Production Manager : Conleth Stanley
Assistant Stage Manager : Tara Lacken
Repetiteurs : Una Hunt, Rachel Factor, Luke Lally Maguire, Mairead Hurley
Sound engineer : Ben Rawlins

Running time : 85 min including an interval

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