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SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2021 7:30pm
Dido's Ghost
A new opera incorporating Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Libretto by Wesley Stace

John Butt (Conductor)
Frederic Wake-Walker (Director)
Anna Jones (Designer)

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Golda Schultz - Dido/Anna
Matthew Brook - Aeneas
Nardus Williams - Belinda
Allison Cook - Lavinia
Henry Waddington - Sorcerer

Dunedin Consort
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Co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Dunedin Consort and Mahogany Opera, the Barbican Centre, Buxton International Festival and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
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Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
Edinburgh EH3 5PL
United Kingdom
0131 473 2000
CHINEKE! DUO - NOISENIGHT 2
SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021 6:00pm
Five Postcards
Sarah Daramy-Williams (Violin)
Natalia Senior-Brown (Viola)

Programme to include:

Errollyn Wallen - Five Postcards
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Hoxton Underbelly
11 Hoxton Square
London N1 6NU
United Kingdom
020 7613 1988
Edinburgh Festival Chorus sing WALLEN
SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2021 2:30pm
MAP — Songs for Children Everywhere
The Edinburgh Festival Chorus has provided the backbone of the International Festival’s choral programme for more than 50 years. Though the pandemic months have been a particularly challenging time for all singing, the Festival Chorus returns as a small chamber choir under Chorus Director Aidan Oliver in a concert of varied music by Tallis, Britten, Holst, Errollyn Wallen and Abbie Betinis.

The choir will sing Errollyn Wallen's Rice and Beans —and Plantain Too! from her song collection MAP— Songs for Children Everywhere, commissioned by Aldeburgh Music.
Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
Edinburgh EH3 5PL
United Kingdom
0131 473 2000
LIVE WORLD PREMIERE OF LAVINIA AT Wigmore Hall
TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2021 8:00pm
LAVINIA was commissioned by the Riot Ensemble for violist Stephen Upshaw.
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
England
+44 20 7935 2141
WORLD PREMIERE OF new opera QUAMINO'S MAP
SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2022 7:30pm
This story is loosely inspired by the novel Incomparable World by S. I. Martin, who serves as Historical Consultant for this project.

Juba Freeman: Curtis Bannister
Amelia Alumond: Flora Wall
Quamino Dolly: Damien Geter

Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 3pm
Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Production Sponsor: Virginia Tobiason
Commission Sponsor: The Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.
Studebaker Theatre
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
USA
QUAMINO'S MAP: Chicago Opera Theatre
FRIDAY 29 APRIL 2022 7:30pm
Studebaker Theatre
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
USA
QUAMINO'S MAP: Chicago Opera Theatre
SUNDAY 1 MAY 2022 3:00pm
Studebaker Theatre
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
USA
ISM 2020 DISTINGUISHED MUSICIAN AWARD TO ERROLLYN QUAMINO'S MAP: new opera for Chicago Opera Theatre DIDO'S GHOST at Edinburgh International Festival
Belize-born British composer, pianist and singer-songwriter, Errollyn Wallen CBE has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 ISM Distinguished Musician Award, one of the highest honours within the music industry, for services to music. Music by Errollyn Wallen
Libretto by Deborah Brevoort

A story about the enduring pull of freedom – and the ends to which people will go to achieve it.

Juba Freeman arrives in London after winning his freedom from slavery by fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War. Thrown headfirst into British society, he meets Amelia Alumond, a member of the British Black gentry, and reconnects with other ex-slaves who are struggling to build new lives for themselves as free men. Inspired by historical events, the opera sheds a light on a forgotten corner of history – and challenges current assumptions of what life was like in 18th-century London for a person of colour.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 3pm


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Composed to a libretto by Wesley Stace, and incorporating Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, DIDO'S GHOST is a commission from Dunedin Consort, Barbican Centre, Mahogany Opera,Edinburgh International Festival, Buxton International Festival and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. After a triumphant premiere at the Barbican Centre on June 6th and an enthusiastic reception at Buxton Festival it received its Scottish premiere at Edinburgh Festival on August 20th with performances August 21 and 22. It was received with rave reviews.
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