Harrow Opera presents
Dido and Aeneas + Gianni Schicchi

at Compass Theatre
Dido and Aeneas + Gianni Schicchi
From Tragedy to Farce with this Classic Double Bill

Love and betrayal are tragically explored in this immersive re-staging of Purcell's haunting opera Dido and Aeneas.

The story is based on Book IV of Virgil's Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. A monumental work in Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas is remembered as one of Purcell's foremost theatrical works.

Puccini's comic opera, Gianni Schicchi, combines hilarious comedy with glorious music, including the aria Oh My Beloved Father.

The story of the opera is derived from a passage in the 30th canto of Dante’s Inferno. The action in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi takes place in Buoso Donati’s bedroom immediately after his death, as his greedy relatives feign grief and search for his will. The mood shifts to anger when the relatives discover that they have been disinherited. They seek out the clever and resourceful Schicchi, to make a counterfeit will.

This double-bill opera production will be directed by the talented and experienced family team of Janet Podd (Stage Director) and David Podd (Musical Director).
Harrow Opera are a friendly and inclusive group of professional, semi-professional and amateur singers who come from all over London and the South East. They are always happy to welcome new singers as well as anyone interested in set design, lighting, costumes, publicity or any other aspect of opera production.

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Show Times

Saturday 16 March, 2019 at
Full Price - £20.00
Concessions - £16.00
Groups 10+ (offline only) - £15.00
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