A double bill of two baroque operas
July 29 & 30, 2016
at 7:30 pm
Opera Mariposa and the West Coast Opera Studio are pleased to present a double bill of two short Early Music operas in their first co-production – DIDO AND AENEAS + LA SERVA PADRONA .
In Purcell’s English-language masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, love, honour and sorcery collide in a tragic tale about two royal lovers torn apart by fate. Meanwhile, in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress) a man conspires to get rid of his bossy serving maid – but soon finds that the clever lady is more than a match for his schemes! This opera will be a remounting of Opera Mariposa’s 2013 production, hailed by Review Vancouver as “an evening of delight” and “a masterpiece of controlled mayhem.” Featuring some of the most beautiful music ever written performed by young artists from across the Lower Mainland, you won’t want to miss your chance to see two fabulous operas for the price of one!
Two performances only.