Title

Dido & Aeneas: Act III

Lead Author Major

Theatre Arts

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

James Haffner

Faculty Mentor Department

Theatre Arts

Abstract/Artist Statement

This representation of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was driven by two major factors. The first factor was a set of imagery that centered on flowing fabric, the presence of water and a strong sense of isolation. The second factor was the sense that Dido’s Lament was the pinnacle of the opera’s action and that the action in the third act should crescendo to this moment. The staging evolved backwards from this final aria creating a starting place for the act that stood in direct polarity to its conclusion.

Location

Choral Rehearsal Hall

Start Date

29-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

29-4-2015 8:00 PM

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Dido & Aeneas: Act III

Choral Rehearsal Hall

This representation of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was driven by two major factors. The first factor was a set of imagery that centered on flowing fabric, the presence of water and a strong sense of isolation. The second factor was the sense that Dido’s Lament was the pinnacle of the opera’s action and that the action in the third act should crescendo to this moment. The staging evolved backwards from this final aria creating a starting place for the act that stood in direct polarity to its conclusion.