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Watch two short operas - one hour each

Hosted by a member of the Utrecht Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 23 Feb 14:00 - 17:00

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Sunday Opera Afternoons – Once a month

Dido and Aeneas by Purcell AND Gianni Schicchi by Puccini
At 14.15 on Sunday, 23rd February Protected content my house in Bunnik
NO TRAINS ARE RUNNING!! Take the substitute bus from the railway station or bus 41 direction Wijk bij Duurstede

The coming operas are:-

29th March Protected content Bride by Smetana
26th April Protected content di Lammermoor by Donizetti
24th May Protected content Cockerel by Rimsky Korsakov

Puccini composed three one act operas to be played together. I think the third opera Gianni Schicchi is much better than the other two. I shall play first the opera Dido and Aeneas by Purcell.

Dido and Aeneas by Purcell
This is a DVD recording made in Protected content the Opéra Comique in Paris by Les Arts Florissants conducted by conducted by William Christie. It lasts one hour. It is sung in English with English subtitles.
As she dies, she sings one of the most beautiful arias in opera “When I am laid to earth, remember me”

Gianni Schicchi by Puccini
This Blu Ray recording was made in Protected content Glyndebourne. The London Symphonic Orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. It lasts one hour and is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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Tony