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Queen of Carthage opera-oratorio: CU Music

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

Antiquity and modernity meet in musical dialogue in the premier of Queen of Carthage, an opera-oratorio by composer Ellie Cherry scored for orchestra, choir, and solo vocals. A setting of the fourth book of Vergil’s Aeneid in the original Latin, Cherry’s composition narrates the later life and death of Queen Dido, incorporating elements of ancient Greek and Roman music in a sonic commentary that highlights, questions, and interprets events in Vergil’s text that are socially relevant today. The Cornell production features soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon singing the lead role of Dido.   

 

 

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Event Type

Music, Performance

Departments

Department of Music, Cornell Council for the Arts

Website

http://music.cornell.edu

Cost

Free and open to the public; no tickets required

Contact E-Mail

lag277@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Laurel Gilmer

Contact Phone

607-255-4760

Open To

All

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