Purcell & Puccini - Borås Symphony Orchestra

Åhaga - a place for experiences!, Borås
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Aeneas was a central figure in ancient Greece, the son of Aphrodite and ancestor of Romulus and Remus who founded Rome, perhaps not in reality, but in Vergilius poetry. Aenea's adventure in Karthago has inspired several opera composers. In Sweden, at the end of the eighteenth century, Josef Martin Krauss was made after an idea of ​​Gustav III. Henry Purcell's version, Dido and Aeneas, came under the baroque. Purcell (1659-1695) wrote mainly sacred music but also music for the stage. Dido and Aeneas, however, are his only real opera. In addition to Queen Dido and the Trojan Prince Aeneas, witches, spirits and trolls and drama appear.

Soloists in Dido & Aeneas are the Operational Training Departure Class consisting of seven young women - just as it was done at the 1689 performance Josiah Priests Boarding School; "An opera by Young Gentlewomen"!

After a break, we jump a long way forward. GiacomoPuccini lived between 1858 and 1924.

Puccini, who worked in Verdis footsteps, had great success already during his lifetime. He worked primarily with the soloists' melodies and magnificent choirs. We will offer both the one and the other in the numbers we hear from some of his most famous operas. Sister Angelica is a monastery in the monastery environment, a pearl filled with beautiful women's ensembles. More played and full of beautiful melodies are the rude saga Turandot, the sad Madama Butterfly and the dramatic Tosca.
Let us together enjoy the arias filled with longing, pain and love like; Toscas "Vissi d'arte", Madama Butterflys "Un bel di vedremo" and Liùs "Signore ascolta". Women's voices from HSM are supplemented by one or two male voices.

H. Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
G. Puccini - From Sister Angelica, Turandot, Madama Butterfly and Tosca



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Tickets can also be purchased on the concert day one hour before the concert at the entrance to Åhaga.

Wheelchair seat can be booked at Borås Turistbyrå, tel. 033-35 70 90. One escort is provided free of charge to persons in need of assistance.

Price information

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Regular price: 320 kr incl. service fee.

Students 18-26 years (on presentation of valid student ID) 170 SEK incl. Service fee.

Young people under 18 years of age enter for free but need a ticket to enter.