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February 2018
zł60 - zł90

Venus & Adonis – Krakow

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, plac Świętego Ducha 1 Kraków 31-023 Poland + Google Map

John Blow’s Venus & Adonis is often considered the first opera in English. Combining elements of Ovid, Shakespeare and the influences of 17th-century French opera, it creates a powerful dramatic retelling of a tale that charts the extreme states of love and grief when beautiful Adonis is gored to death by a boar. The programme also includes except's from Purcell's semi-opera The Fairy Queen, itself an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, that conjures a world of gods and goddesses,…

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