24 DIDO AND AENEAS

, Start Time: 20:00, End Time: 21:20 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

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Voces8

Ashley Solomon Conductor

A story of love, loss and magic, the opera tells of Dido’s marriage to Aeneas, the wicked plotting of a sorceress to destroy this bond and Aeneas’s departure leaving Dido bereft and with death as her only option. It is filled with beautiful and memorable music including the exquisite When I am laid in earth. Only performed once in Purcell’s lifetime, this work has become a model for many chamber operas since, and in the absence of the composer’s original score has been arranged and realised by many musicians most notably Benjamin Britten. For these performances, Ashley Solomon will

bring his own interpretation to the orchestral arrangement.

Unreserved tickets £15; Concessions £11

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

Rachmaninov Vespers

20:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

Pimpinone

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Pimpinone

16:00 - 18:00 , Kirkwall

Rossini - Petite Messe Solenelle

19:00 - 20:25 , Kirkwall

Songs of Freedom

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Fiachra Garvey

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin I

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Goldberg Variations Plus

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Perfectly Pitched Percussion

15:30 - 17:00 , Stromness

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

O Duo

11:00 - 12:00 , Kirkwall

Danish Sinfonietta

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Michael Butten

15:30 - 16:40 , Birsay

Purcell's Playground

19:30 - 20:40 , Kirkwall

Nocturnes and Moonlight

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

11:00 - 12:40 , Stromness

Tall Ship Tunes

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall Pier

Vesalii Icones

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin II

11:00 - 12:30 , Stromness

Intimate Accordion

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall Pier

Red Note Ensemble in Rousay

19:30 - 21:00 , Rousay

Danish Sinfonietta in 'The Hup'

19:30 - 21:15 , St Margaret's Hope

Zoƫ Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Michael Butten in Westray

, Westray

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