DIDO IS DEAD A New Chamber Opera

Thu 11th Jun 2015

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“Rhiannon Randle's second chamber opera, DIDO IS DEAD turns the myth of Dido and Aeneas inside-out”

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Helen Charlston - Dido

Rhiannon Randle

SUMMARY

A 25-minute one-act-chamber opera by Rhiannon Randle with an original libretto by Clare English alumnus Adam Cigman-Mark, 'Dido is Dead' takes one of opera's most renowned stories and turns the myth of Dido and Aeneas inside-out. Told through the eyes of the maddened heroine, Dido attempts to break free from the influence of male figures from her past that have torn apart her life, and fights her inner demons - portrayed by male and female choruses - in order to try and begin her life again, rather than succumb to her famed suicide. Rhiannon Randle is a postgraduate student in composition at Girton. 'Dido is Dead' is her second chamber opera.

Staring Helen Charlston as Dido and a chorus of Choral Scholars from King's, Trinity, Girton and Queens' College choirs, 'Dido is Dead' is conducted by ex-CUMS conducting scholar, Benedict Collins-Rice, with an orchestra made up of top university instrumentalists, lead by Josh Michaels.

Admission: £5(£3)

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