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BAROQUE WITH JOHN BUTT
THURSDAY 22 APRIL 2021 7:30pm
Concerto Grosso
AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE FOR 30 DAYS FROM 22 APRIL
PROGRAMME
Matthew Locke: Suite from The Tempest (selected movements)

Purcell (arr.Britten): Chacony in G minor

Purcell: Suite from the Fairy Queen (selected movements)

Errollyn Wallen: Concerto Grosso, Movements I & IV

Handel: Concerto Grosso in B flat major

With

John Butt, conductor & harpsichord

How to watch the online concert

You can watch the performance from 7.30pm on Thursday 22 April and it will be available to watch as many times as you like for the following 30 days. Your access details will be sent to you 24 hours before the performance starts, with full details of how to watch the concert.

Performers

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

John Butt, director
WORLD PREMIERE of NEW OPERA — DIDO'S GHOST
SATURDAY 5 JUNE 2021
The story of Dido and Aeneas didn’t end with Dido’s death. Errollyn Wallen takes the story forward, interweaving a full performance of Purcell’s great tragedy with her imaginative new partner-piece.

‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate' sings Dido at the end of Purcell’s opera. But life isn’t quite as easy as that, and some memories have a destiny of their own. Set several years after the Carthaginian queen’s death, Dido’s Ghost finds Dido’s sister Anna abandoned on the shores of Aeneas’s new kingdom, igniting a murderous jealously in Aeneas’s wife Lavinia – and as events play out, its characters confront a past that refuses to fade.

Errollyn Wallen’s new opera, based on a tale by Roman poet Ovid, embraces and complements Purcell’s original, which is performed in its entirety as the centrepiece of a drama that is both old and new. Performed by the period instruments of the Dunedin Consort, past blurs into present and memory becomes emotion in this ambitious and poignant new commission.
Barbican
Silk Street, London
London EC2Y 8DS
England
020 7638 8891
CLASSICAL COMMONWEALTH — documentary on Radio 3 APPLE MUSIC: ERROLLYN WALLEN ESSENTIALS DIDO'S GHOST: world premiere of new opera June 6th
Based on an original idea by Errollyn Wallen, CLASSICAL COMMONWEALTH unravels how classical music fused with local musical traditions across the British Commonwealth, speaking to acclaimed conductor Zubin Mehta and others.

February 21st 6.45pm Radio 3 Sunday Feature
Available for listening for one month after broadcast
Apple Music have created the 'Errollyn Wallen Essentials'
official playlist.
Composed to a libretto by Wesley Stace, and incorporating Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, DIDO'S GHOST is a commission from Dunedin Consort, Barbican Centre, Mahogany Opera,Edinburgh International Festival, Buxton International Festival and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. The premiere takes place at Barbican Centre on June 6th and will tour to Edinburgh and Buxton in the summer. Check the calendar for all the dates.
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