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CONCERTS IN THE CATACOMBS
June 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM$80 – $85
Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Cemetery announce the second season of The Angel’s Share, the acclaimed concert series featuring opera and chamber music in the Cemetery’s Catacombs. Each evening begins with a reception at sunset featuring a whiskey tasting and views of the Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. At dusk, guests will then wander along winding paths to Catacombs for the performance.
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
June 4, 5, 7, & 8, 2019; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Henry Purcell wrote Dido & Aeneas in 1680, but this tragic meditation on destiny, love, and death resonates just as powerfully today. Director Alek Shrader interweaves excerpts from Christopher Marlowe’s play based on the same story, infusing a sense of agency and dignity back to the character of the wounded queen, and the terrible decision she faces when abandoned by the love of her life. The production features opera stars Daniela Mack as Dido and Paul La Rosa as Aeneas, alongside a downright luxury cast of singers and instrumentalists.
PLEASE NOTE: Ticketholders must be 21 years or older. Reservations are recommended.