22 January 2008

Opera: Celos aun del aire matan

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Thursday 07 February
Friday 08 February
Saturday 09 February

7.30pm, University Drama Studio


From the team that brought you the hugely popular opera Púrpura de la rosa in 2003, and the Spanish Oratorio, Armonya de los tres mundos in 2005 at Sheffield Cathedral.

Andrew Lawrence-King, world famous performer of early music, Jane Davidson of the Department of Music, and Anthony Trippett of Hispanic Studies present Celos aun del aire matan (1660) the earliest surviving Spanish opera in a British premiere student production.

A companion piece to Purpura, and with a libretto by Spain´s most famous seventeenth century playwright, Calderón, Judan Hidalgo´s opera presents a battle royal between the chaste goddess Diana, and her arch-rival, Venus, the goddess of love. Goddesses they may be but the emotions and actions are very human – passionate love, jealousy, revenge – and acted out through mortals in scenes of high drama, fine comedy and a fair dose of the supernatural.

Tickets & Enquiries

£10, £8 (senior citizens) £5 (students/unwaged)

Available from

Department of Music, The University of Sheffield,
38 Taptonville Road, Sheffield S10 5BR.
Tel: 0114 222 0499