TERAMO – Tomorrow, Thursday 23 June, at 6 pm, the Auditorium of the State Conservatory of Music ‘G. Braga’ of Teramo will host the staging of the Opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’, by Henry Purcell, final essay of the related Department, rehearsal event open to the public. The academic project bears the signature of the master Piergiorgio Del Nunzio and of the teacher Alice Bisantiteachers of the ‘Braga’. “For the Conservatory – explained Director Tatjana Vratonjic – it is an ambitious initiative, because tomorrow we will represent the whole Opera, lasting 50 minutes, in front of the public, offering our students an opportunity to put themselves to the test in a concrete way. Opera is certainly among the most difficult genres in the musical field, because it requires a specific talent, even more when it comes from a foreign text. However, we know that that booklet is absolutely accessible for our kids, whose preparation we know “.
In particular, ‘Dido and Æneas’ is a three-act opera by Henry Purcell, to a libretto by Nahum Tate. Performed for the first time in Chelsea (London), probably on 11 April 1689 in a boarding school for young ladies, for the coronation of William III of Orange and Maria – II Stuart, it is Purcell’s most famous work and an absolute masterpiece of British melodrama. Divided into three short acts, the work deals with the stay of Aeneas (protagonist of Virgil’s Aeneid, in English Aeneas) in Carthage, guest of Queen Dido (in English Dido). A cursed love will break out between the two and will end, as tradition dictates, with the departure of the hero, destined to found Rome, and the suicide of Dido. The work opens with a French overture, divided into a serious and majestic first movement, tending to evoke an image of royalty, and a second more lively part, in which the crescendo emphasizes the violence and wickedness that we will find in the ‘Opera.
Characters and performers, all students of the ‘Braga’ Conservatory, are Flavia The pasta in the guise of Dido; Laura Ranieri like Belinda; Anita Sisino who will be the second woman, First witch and Spirit; Ylenia Monkey as a Sorceress; Anastasia Condrea as Second witch; Kristoffer Nordal will be Aeneas; Ovind Kleppe which Sailor. All the actors on the stage will be part of the choir of the Ensemble which will also see the presence of Martina KindMiryam RidolfiVictoria VerducciDanilo IezziSiro Antonelli and Erlend Jasund. Accompanying the singing will be Lorenzo By Giuseppe and Francesco Marano on Violin I, Chiara Michelle Diamonds on violin II, Diego Amadio on the double bass.