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Mark Morris: Two Operas An evening of Britten and Purcell

March 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - March 19, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

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Choreographer Mark Morris, who has captivated audiences for over 35 years with his unwavering commitment to music, returns to BAM with a career-spanning double bill that perfectly embodies his trademark blend of emotion and rhythm, movement and music. First, clad in all-white, the vocalists and orchestra of the MMDG Music Ensemble unite onstage to tell Benjamin Britten’s haunting parable of maternal grief in the oft-overlooked music-drama Curlew River. Then, sweeping across the stage in jet-black sarongs, the members of Mark Morris Dance Group revive their seminal 1989 interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell’s Baroque tragedy of ill-fated love, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress and Morris himself on the podium.


March 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
March 19, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
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BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY United States
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