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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Dido and Aeneas

We had Alexander to stay for a night, and caught up on some news, all too briefly. He has been asked to sing the part of the Sorcerer in Dido and Aeneas, on the last day of the Summer term - what a thrilling way to conclude one chapter of his life so far!

Wanting to hear the music, I spent some time searching for reviews: and came up with this really excellent site (link under 'Music Review'):

It seems that most recordings have chosen a Sorceress, rather than a man (and of the samples I have heard, most sound pretty horrible, over-acting and screechy) but the music is a delight.

Alexander's regret that the choice of Opera contained far more female parts than male, in a boys' school, misses the point that this was presumably chosen to highlight the voice of an outstanding soprano - a girl who is set to do great things.
His lovely voice will make a delicious contrast. Roll on July!

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