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A stage production of the opera “Dido & Aeneas” will be performed at the Thailand Cultural Centre, Small Hall on 18, 19 and 20 May starting at 8 p.m. each evening.  The event is being organized by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation in association with B.Grimm and NUNi Productions.

Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell is a three-act Baroque opera which tells a story of a tragic love story between Dido, the Queen of Carthage and the Trojan hero, Aeneas.  The production will showcase 20 talented singers including Saran Suebsantiwongse, Monique Kongtruadroke and Ayano Kimura.

Shalev Ad-el.Shalev Ad-el.

The opera will be directed by NUNi Productions’ in-house director Pattarasuda Anuman Rajadhon whose previous NUNi Productions’ works include Mozart in Mischief (2007), Il campanello (2008), Orpheus Schemata (2009), and Three Penny Opera (2009).

NUNi stands for Never Underestimate New ideas, a progressive production house bringing classical music and performance art to Thailand.  Khun Girana from Horseshoe Point in Pattaya is sponsoring this opera personally to bring a new style of opera to Thai audiences.

The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra will be conducted from the harpsichord by renowned Israeli conductor and harpsichord soloist, Shalev Ad-el, who is the Director of Accademia Daniel as well as performing around the world with among others, the Israel Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony, the Sydney Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic Choir.

Ticket prices are 1000 / 800 / 600 and 200 baht (for students) and can be booked at Thai Ticket Major – Tel. 02-262-3456 or www. thaiticketmajor.com or the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Office – Tel. 02-255-6617-8, 02-254-4954 www. bangkoksymphony.org.

Limited VIP seats are available from Horseshoe Point based on a first come first served basis.  Tickets can be collected at 7 p.m. at the booth of Horseshoe Point at the Thai cultural Centre at Rama 9 Road, Bangkok.  Please make reservation at www.horseshoepoint.com or email to [email protected] or call 038 253500 or 083 9887842.