‘The Broken Heart’

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  • Location: Howard Assembly Rooms, Opera North (LS1 6NU)

Renaissance composers such as Monteverdi and Josquin were drawn to loss and heartbreak like moths to a burning flame. Through beautiful part songs and solos, these great composers dissected the human heart, and told the stories of the abandoned, the forsaken and the aggrieved. With words taken from Ovid, Virgil and other classical poets, these Laments remain amongst the most haunting and beautiful of all songs.

To complement Opera North’s new production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, The Clothworkers’ Consort of Leeds present the great heroines of classical mythology – Ariadne, Penelope and Dido – in this intimate concert created specially for the Howard Assembly Room.