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Dido & Aeneas CD

Dido & Aeneas CD
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Henry Purcell Dido & Aeneas

An opera in three acts

with Sarah Connolly, Gerald Finley, Lucy Crowe, Patricia Bardon, William Purefoy, Sarah Tynan, John Mark Ainsley, Carys Lane and Rebecca Outram.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Enlightenment
Elizabeth Kenny & Steven Devine music directors

Total Playing Time: 69.49
CHAN 0757

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Dress rehearsal at the Royal Opera House

Wed 1 Apr 2009

As I mentioned below we’re currently playing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for their double bill of Dido & Aeneas and Acis & Galatea. A few of us from the office got the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal last friday, where we snatched

these two pictures. Its essentially a final run through before the performance, and feels much like a real performance, but with a few minor differences.

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Busy times…

Tue 31 Mar 2009

Having written a short while ago about a less busy period for the Orchestra, we are now currently in the midst of an incredibly busy few months.
Last week we started rehearsal for the St Matthew Passion with Mark Padmore, which had its first performance last night in Bristol. Prior to this project starting we had already started rehearsals for Dido & Aeneas and Acis & Galatea at the Royal Opera House. We had the dress rehearsal for that last Friday, and the first night is tonight. You can imagine that quite a lot of work goes into scheduling and dovetailing two projects like these!

The Passion is touring to Amsterdam, Spain, Paris and Berlin, and the double bill at the Royal Opera House is playing until 20 April. Then from 19 April we’re straight into our next two projects – Heiner Goebbel’s Songs of Wars I have seen and our Haydn concert with conductor Ed Gardner. Phew!

William, Marketing Director

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