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Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas & Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia show poster

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas & Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Morrison Theater at Brockman Hall for Opera

Dates: (4/5/2024 - 4/7/2024 )

Theatre:

Morrison Theater at Brockman Hall for Opera

Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

Brockman Hall for Opera, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Houston,TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-8000

Tickets: $15-65

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A thought-provoking double bill pairs works written nearly three hundred years apart, each exploring remarkable women and timeless themes that remain all too relevant today. The journey begins with one of opera’s earliest masterpieces, Purcell’s poignant Dido and Aeneas, which recounts the tragic love story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Trojan hero Aeneas. It's a union compelled by political alliance, ignited by undeniable passion, and thwarted by sorcery and duplicity. After intermission, travel to ancient Rome for Britten's Lucretia. With its ingenious score and potent, timely story, it brings issues of corruption, control, and abuse of power to the forefront. Benjamin Manis*, Conductor R.B. Schlather, Director Joshua Winograde, Director of Opera Studies Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra *Shepherd School of Music alumnus This production will last approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes, including a 30-minute intermission. Sung in English with English surtitles. Tickets range from $15-65. - This production contains mature themes that are not suitable for all audiences. - Please note that Dido & Aeneas contains flashing lights. Location: Morrison Theater at Brockman Hall for Opera. Before the Show! Join us in Tudor Patrons’ Lounge one hour before curtain time for an insightful look into the operas being performed, led by Scott McGill and Danielle Ward-Griffin. Available to all opera ticketholders on a first-come, first-served basis.


Ages: This production contains adult content and is not suitable for all audiences

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