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Smock Alley Theatre, Friday 18th January - Saturday 19th January
TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama presents a double bill of glorious opera masterpieces. The cast of exceptional vocal and orchestral students from the Conservatory will take you on a gripping journey of love and deception from the empires of Ancient Greece to the battlefields of the First Crusade.
Purcell's Dido and Aeneas recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The opera is full of magnificent music including Dido's Lament, one of the most beautiful and tragic arias ever written. Dido and Aeneas laid the foundations for English opera and is regarded as one of the most monumental Baroque operas of all time.
This is coupled with a rare opportunity to see Claudio Monteverdi's Combat between Tancredi and Clorinda, a romance set against the tempestuous backdrop of the First Crusade. Tancred, a leading Christian knight, falls madly in love with Clorinda, a warrior maiden fighting on the opposing Saracens side.
- Friday 18th January - Saturday 19th January
- €12 | €20
- Smock Alley Theatre, 1662, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland