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Live from WFMT: Dido Refuses to Speak, with Julia Bentley

Julia Bentley

Julia Bentley

Monday, January 19 at 8:00 pm

Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley, pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, violinist Janet Sung, and cellist Brant Taylor perform Susan Botti’s Dido Refuses to Speak for voice and trio.

The poetry, by Linda Gregerson, is inspired by tales from Virgil’s Aeneid, specifically the story of Aeneas, fleeing from Troy, and Dido, the queen of Carthage, whose love leads to abandonment and tragedy. The poet notes of Dido that she is “at once an agent of empire and its most conspicuous discard, a figure of collusion and a searing example of collateral damage.”

Also hear songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, and Ives. Kerry Frumkin hosts this live broadcast from WFMT’s Levin Studio.

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