CANCELED: Rameau Dardanus
With a nod to the success of the former early-music Twelfth Night Festival, Trinity is embarking on the new annual 12 Nights Festival, this year featuring 16 free early music concerts in 12 days. Exemplifying Trinity’s reputation for cutting-edge performances of both new and old music, the 12 Nights Festival programming will alternate between the two each year. Programming in 2020 includes Rameau’s opera Dardanus staged by director James Darrah, concerts of Handel’s Deborah, a complete cycle of the Beethoven String Quartets performed by the Attaca Quartet in celebration of his 250th birthday, and more.
Jean-Philippe Rameau – Dardanus
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street;
Trinity Baroque Orchestra;
John La Bouchardière, Stage Director
Avi Stein, Music Director
Dardanus, Zachary Wilder
Venus, Mireille Asselin
Iphise, Melissa Attebury
Teucer, Matt Boehler
Anténor, Tyler Duncan
Isménor, John Taylor Ward
Tickets go on sale soon
Loaded with some of the best music Rameau ever wrote, Dardanus penetrates the emotional violence of a war-torn world in which enemies love, allies hate, and the conflict between duty and devotion makes death seem the only escape. British director John La Bouchardière strips this ever-contemporary subject to its fiercely poignant core. Baroque specialist Avi Stein conducts the US premiere of Rameau’s dramatically taut 1744 version of the opera, staged in historic St. Paul’s Chapel.
Learn more at trinitywallstreet.org/12nights.