Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart

   

Presented by the Hayes School of Music

Two wonderful operas highlight the Hayes School of Music spring opera program! Mozart's one-act comic opera, Bastien and Bastienne, along with Dido and Aeneas, an opera in a prologue and three acts by Henry Purcell to a libretto by Nahum Tate, combine for a magical evening of opera!

Randall Outland from the Hayes School will be directing. Both productions will be accompanied by the Hayes School of Music Opera Orchestra and conducted by Dr. Chung Park. The opera is double cast with different students performing the lead roles in alternating performances.

Bastien und Bastienne

"Bastien und Bastienne" was composed by the 12-year-old Mozart in Vienna at the request of a friend of the family. The young Mozart based his text on the German translation of a French operetta "Les Amours de Bastien et Bastienne." It will be sung in English.

"I chose this piece because of the accessibility of the vocal music for college age singers, and for its light-hearted juxtaposition to Purcell's tragic 'Dido and Aeneas.' One can hear elements of the musical and dramatic genius that the young Mozart developed further over the future 23 years of his short life," Outland said.

Dido and Aeneas

Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" was composed around 1687 to 1689. The story was adapted from Virgil's "Aeneid" and deals with the relationship of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a Trojan warrior who finds himself with his sailors on the shores of Carthage where he becomes enamored with Dido. The opera has often been presented and produced by major opera companies in modern times.

"There are several roles in the one-act opera, offering performance opportunities for young singers in universities and schools of music. The dramatic compass is expansive and challenges young singers to grow as actors as well as singers," Outland said. "It also offers them the experience of working with an orchestra and conductor."

Curricular connections

Curricular connections use live performance and exhibitions to engage students and enhance classroom lessons.

For more information regarding Curricular Connections materials for the Performing Arts Series, please contact Sali Gill-Johnson, Director of Artist Relations at gilljohnsons@appstate.edu.

Dates & times

Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. MozartThursday, April 4, 2013 : 8:00pmRosen Concert Hall ( view map )$10 / $8

Two wonderful operas highlight the Hayes School of Music spring opera program! Mozart's one-act comic opera, Bastien and Bastienne, along with Dido and Aeneas, an opera in a prologue and three acts by Henry Purcell to a libretto by Nahum Tate, combine for a magical evening of opera!

Ticket Price
Adults $10
Students / children $8

Buy tickets online
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Buy tickets by phone at...

(800) 841-2787

...or...

(828) 262-4046.

Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. MozartFriday, April 5, 2013 : 8:00pmRosen Concert Hall ( view map )$10 / $8

Two wonderful operas highlight the Hayes School of Music spring opera program! Mozart's one-act comic opera, Bastien and Bastienne, along with Dido and Aeneas, an opera in a prologue and three acts by Henry Purcell to a libretto by Nahum Tate, combine for a magical evening of opera!

Ticket Price
Adults $10
Students / children $8

Buy tickets online
Buy tickets online

Buy tickets by phone at...

(800) 841-2787

...or...

(828) 262-4046.

Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. MozartSaturday, April 6, 2013 : 8:00pmRosen Concert Hall ( view map )$10 / $8

Two wonderful operas highlight the Hayes School of Music spring opera program! Mozart's one-act comic opera, Bastien and Bastienne, along with Dido and Aeneas, an opera in a prologue and three acts by Henry Purcell to a libretto by Nahum Tate, combine for a magical evening of opera!

Ticket Price
Adults $10
Students / children $8

Buy tickets online
Buy tickets online

Buy tickets by phone at...

(800) 841-2787

...or...

(828) 262-4046.

Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. Mozart Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by W.A. MozartSunday, April 7, 2013 : 2:00pmRosen Concert Hall ( view map )$10 / $8

Two wonderful operas highlight the Hayes School of Music spring opera program! Mozart's one-act comic opera, Bastien and Bastienne, along with Dido and Aeneas, an opera in a prologue and three acts by Henry Purcell to a libretto by Nahum Tate, combine for a magical evening of opera!

Ticket Price
Adults $10
Students / children $8

Buy tickets online
Buy tickets online

Buy tickets by phone at...

(800) 841-2787

...or...

(828) 262-4046.

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