What's better than beautiful antique music played on beautiful antique instruments? Dirty antique music played in a traditional style, of course. And that's what's being served up in the opera lounge following Friday's performance of Dido & Aeneas.
The rarest treat has been saved for Saturday Night. To compliment Purcell's opera, Threepenny Theatre Companyhas undertaken a staging of Christopher Marlowe's brief, seldom seen tragedy, Dido Queen of Carthage. Marlowe's version, which is believed to be the English playwright's first theatrical effort, cleaves closely to the classical source material, telling a fiery story of Gods, humans, sex, obsession, and madness.
April 17th @ 8:00 pm: Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas
April 17th @ 9:15 pm: Naughty Madrigals and Catches (and possibly instrumental music) in the lounge
April 18th @ 3:00 pm: Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, performed by Threepenny Theatre Company (“pay what you can” at the door)
April 18th @ 4:15 pm: Dido Fest Panel, including representatives from Rhodes, Threepenny Theatre Company, and Opera Memphis – revolving around the many representations of Dido on the stage
April 18th @ 5:15 pm: Beginner's Guide to Baroque Music with Zak Ozmo
April 18th @ 6:00 pm: Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas