Mark Morris: Two Operas An evening of Britten and Purcell
Mark Morris Dance Group
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.
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