“Dido and Aeneas” – Young People Sing Opera
Experience a family presentation of “Dido and Aeneas” when Sing in Body’s young soloists and the Østerbro Girl’s Choir perform an interpretation of Henry Purcell’s world-famous opera of the name.
We are transported to the world of myth and magic where witches and spirits live among ordinary mortals and the Greek gods play fast and loose with people’s destinies.
The story concerns the Phoenician queen Dido and the Trojan hero Aeneas, each of whom has had to flee from their homeland. Queen Dido falls in love with the handsome Aeneas whose ship has been driven onto the coast of Carthage. Unfortunately for her, malicious witches plan to destroy their happiness. Disguised as messengers of the gods, they command Aeneas to immediately leave his beloved and travel onwards to found the city of Rome and Dido is abandoned.
After the performance the obvious next step is to visit the Glyptotek’s exhibition The Ancient Mediterranean where you can see genuine artifacts and small bowls of the costly dye purple, which made the Phoenician merchants very wealthy – and which formed the basis for the range of colours in the costumes used for the performance.
Performances from 8th to 10th February 2019 in the Glyptotek’s Central Hall.
Age group: 7 years and upwards.
Duration: Roughly 60 minutes.
The performance will be in English.
There will be brief follow-ups between the acts in Danish so everyone can follow.
The performances are a joint venture between the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the opera group of Sing in Body.