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14 April 2015 (Tue), 19:00 Moscow theatre "New Opera" - Opera Opera DIDO: "Prologue" to the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by M. Nyman "Dion and Aeneas" Purcell

Schedule for Opera DIDO: "Prologue" to the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by M. Nyman "Dion and Aeneas" Purcell 2017

Composer: Henry Purcell
Composer: Michael Nyman

Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra of the "New Opera" Theatre

It has been over three centuries, and it seems incredible that a great work of the largest English composer XVII. Henry Purcell was written for the prom at boarding school . The tragic story of Dido , Queen of Carthage, and her love for the Trojan hero Aeneas was forgotten , but at the end of the XIX century. gained a new birth. Now the opera is put to the best opera stages around the world in various editions , including ballet .

Novaya Opera presents the project DIDO, combining opera by Henry Purcell and the " Prologue" to the opera " Dido and Aeneas " by Michael Nyman .

"Prologue" - a creative attempt Michael Nyman " reconstruct " the story of the first performance of the opera Purcell in a guesthouse in Chelsea .

Michael Nyman : " This is a story about the mystical coincidences and intersections, and how real music is born . The idea of ​​creating "Prologue " to " Dido and Aeneas " is entirely owned by the Russian director Natalia Anastasyeva . I know Natasha almost ten years and was glad to be able to work with her again. I like her approach to the art of the theater . Well, Purcell , of course - his music always aroused my interest. I - an Englishman , I close the music of Purcell . "

Michael Nyman known as the author of the music for the film J. Campion "The Piano " and the films of Peter Greenaway . As a representative of minimalism , he uses in his writings and musical principles of the Baroque era . Lyrics to "Prologue" written by Russian poet , author of the libretto contemporary operas Vera Pavlova translation - Stephen Seymour .

Schedule for Opera DIDO: "Prologue" to the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by M. Nyman "Dion and Aeneas" Purcell 2017

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