The UND Department of Music proudly presents "Dido and Aeneas," an opera by Baroque composer, Henry Purcell, on Friday, April 27th at 8pm at the historic Masonic Temple Auditorium in downtown Grand Forks.
Dr. Alejandro Drago, Director of Orchestral Studies at UND and Artistic Director of the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, will lead the UND Chamber Orchestra and cast. Premiered in 1689, this opera tells the ill-fated romance of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, the Prince of Troy. Its libretto, created by Nahum Tate, is loosely based upon Book IV of Virgil’s epic Greek poem, “The Aeneid.”
“Our last opera production was “Cendrillon” at the Empire. It was so well received we knew our community would welcome more. The UND Department of Music always serves the Grand Cities area with hundreds of student and faculty performances every year but this is something truly unique,” states Dr. Anne Christopherson, producer and director. “The study and application of the arts reflect UND’s core values of the liberal arts, community, discovery, diversity, inclusivity, and lifelong learning. Through the process of rehearsal and performance students practice and implement these values even after they leave UND.”
Friday, April 27 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Masonic Temple Auditorium, 3rd floor 423 Bruce Av
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