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FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts Presents the Opera "Dido and Aeneas"

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Bower School of Music and the Arts Opera Workshop presents "Dido and Aeneas" by British composer Henry Purcell and Irish librettist Nahum Tate on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the U.Tobe Recital Hall.

This three act opera of great dramatic and musical gravity has been declared "the greatest English opera of the Baroque period" by "The Oxford History of Opera." Directed by Drs. Jeanie Darnell and Trent Brown, and choreographed by Lynn Neuman, the production will be performed by vocal area students enrolled in Opera Workshop, with the assistance of Abigail Allison on harpsichord and the Bower School of Music student players in the orchestra.

Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact Dr. Jeanie Darnell at (239) 590-7548.

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