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  1. Entertainment Vancouver: THE site for what's on in FUNcouverRead the original story

    Yesterday | EntertainmentVancouver.com

    One of the best-loved and well-known of all English operas, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic tale of Queen Dido's love and subsequent abandonment by the Trojan hero, Aeneas. Full of expressive arias, memorable choruses and humorous moments, Continue reading Every summer you wonder, "Can they do it again?" And every year, two more memorable musicals provide outstanding entertainment for the summer.

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  2. Review: Purcell's popular Dido and Aeneas a delightful evening of vocal showpiecesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Canada.com

    File photo - Purcell's popular opera Dido and Aeneas was an obvious choice as centerpiece of this year's Early Music Festival, with its theme of "Music for Queens." Purcell's popular opera Dido and Aeneas was an obvious choice as centerpiece of this year's Early Music Festival, with its theme of "Music for Queens."

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  3. Three Choirs Festival presents the following events for today,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Hereford Times

    ... in early classical repertoire, will set the event in a musical context. 'A Soldier of the Great War: Francis Purcell Warren' Rolf Jordan talks about an outstanding musician who lost his life on the Somme. Warren was both a cherished friend and an ...

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  4. Instrument maker goes for baroqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Vancouver Courier

    ... and orchestras and two of his creations will be featured in Early Music Vancouver's first ever presentation of Henry Purcell's baroque masterpiece Dido and Aeneas at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on July 30. One of them features a lid ...

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  5. Opera for queens: Early Music Festival features Purcell, PergolesiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Canada.com

    Les Voix Baroques will perform Henry Purcell's English opera, Dido and Aeneas at the Chan Centre on Thursday, July 30. Photo courtesy of Bill Blackstone. Two impressive projects within this summer's Early Music Festival are productions of Henry Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

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  6. Chamberfest provides a worthy homage to Purcell with double dose of operatic tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Canada.com

    Les Voix Baroques performed Henry Purcell's English opera, Dido and Aeneas at Chamberfest 2015 on Monday, July 27 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church. The concert included Aeneas and Dido, a contemporary masque by composer James Rolfe and librettist Andre Alexis.

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  7. B.C. harpsichord maker brings baroque back to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | CBC News

    ... the world. Two of Tomlinson's harpsichords will be be featured in Early Music Vancouver's performance of the Henry Purcell opera Dido and Aeneas, on July 30 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. "It's a neat feeling, sitting back and listening ...

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  8. West Vancouver instrument maker brings baroque back to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | North Shore News

    West Vancouver instrument maker Craig Tomlinson sits at one of two double-manual French harpsichords he made that will be featured in a concert at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on July 30. Photo Mike Wakefield West Vancouver instrument maker Craig Tomlinson sits at one of two double-manual French harpsichords he made that will be featured in a concert at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on July 30. Early Music Vancouver presents Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas , Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Part of the EMV 2015 Summer Festival.

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  9. Aeneas and Dido: In the beginning there are the wordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Canada.com

    ... where that level is. His piece is being paired with the English opera Dido and Aeneas which was written by Henry Purcell and first performed in 1688. Both works are based on the fourth book of the epic poem The Aeneid by Virgil written between 29 ...

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  10. Bristol Proms keep on pushing the boundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | This Is Bristol

    Thrill to the sonic surround-sound of Tallis in 40 parts, or perhaps you fancy shadow dancing to the soulful sarabande of a Bach solo cello suite using cutting-edge digital technology, or share the Sacconi Quartet's heartbeat robotically in late Beethoven, or explore "A Life in Song", as South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza returns to Bristol Old Vic's main stage following her portrayal of Purcell's Dido last year. A collaboration between the theatre's director Tom Morris and U-Live, right from the start there were a few house rules that set the Bristol Proms apart from the classical mainstream.

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  11. Early Music Vancouver in concert. SUBMITTEDRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | 24 Hours

    ... in Dido & Aeneas where this mystery is evoked beautifully through the music." Written by English composer Henry Purcell in 1689, the opera's story draws from The Aenied by the Roman poet Virgil, and follows Queen Dido's tragic love and eventual ...

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  12. 5 Seconds of Summer performing live on stage at Liverpool Echo Arena. WENN.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | 24 Hours

    Early Music Vancouver presents Purcell's iconic Baroque masterpiece, and England's first and most beloved opera, Dido and Aeneas. Considered one of the greatest operas ever written, its stunning final aria Dido's Lament is one of the most instantly recognizable and moving scenes in the history of opera.

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  13. Summer classical music festival crosses centuries, boundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Canada.com

    ... subtle differences in tone, colour, and volume to "modern" grands.) Church music and opera are also on tap, with Purcell's tale of a queen betrayed, Dido and Aeneas, a festival highlight. (More about these works next week.) For a delicious festival ...

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  14. Early Music Vancouver Festival's Dido and Aeneas features war, witches, and a love storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | The Georgia Straight

    ... must have been spinning fast in 1689 at Josiah Priest's boarding school for girls when students heard that Henry Purcell would be presenting the first performance of Dido and Aeneas there, and that they were the singers. "I find the work very ...

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  15. Entertainment Vancouver: THE site for what's on in FUNcouverRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | EntertainmentVancouver.com

    One of the best-loved and well-known of all English operas, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic tale of Queen Dido's love and subsequent abandonment by the Trojan hero, Aeneas.

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  16. Early Music Vancouver presents Henry Purcell's Only Opera: Dido and Aenas - in concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | EntertainmentVancouver.com

    One of the best-loved and well-known of all English operas, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic tale of Queen Dido's love and subsequent abandonment by the Trojan hero, Aeneas. Full of expressive arias, memorable choruses and humorous moments, it is a masterpiece.

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  17. Can't miss concerts at this year's ChamberfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Canada.com

    ... the Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, who was leading the survivors of Troy to a safe haven, is the subject of Henry Purcell's great opera written in 1697. As such, a performance of it is always an event. This performance will be conducted by Alexander ...

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  18. Dido and Aeneas at Victoria University's Memorial TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Scoop

    ... have him back? Wellingtonians can see this absorbing tragedy when Te Koki New Zealand School of Music stages Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at Victoria University's Memorial Theatre. In its biannual opera production, the school is coupling Dido and ...

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  19. A Misguided a oeOrpheus Descendinga at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... lost. As for the cross-dressing, at first I assumed that this was another effort on the part of director Ryan Purcell to create an updated, hip version of the play, just one of the ways he was trying to make it relevant to a young, contemporary ...

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  20. Roger Vignoles 70th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall, review: Favours called in for a three-hour feastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | This Is London

    ... phrased, golden-toned An Mein Klavier by Schubert, followed by Michael Chance in an achingly poignant account of Purcell's Music for a While. Florian Boesch had flown from Australia specially to take part but his suitcase had not caught up with him ...

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