Fri, June 26, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Twelve Nights Festival: Dardanus

St. Paul’s Chapel

Trinity Wall Street presents 12 Nights Festival, this year featuring 16 free early music concerts in 12 days and nights. With a nod to Trinity’s former Twelfth Night Festival, and with a focus on Trinity’s signature innovative performances of both new and old music, the 12 Nights Festival will alternate with the Time’s Arrow Festival each year.

The festival begins in 2020 with early music performances including Rameau’s opera Dardanus, staged by director John La Bouchardière, as well as concerts of Handel’s Deborah, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, a concert curated by Jonathan Woody, and a complete cycle of the Beethoven String Quartets performed by the Grammy-winning Attacca Quartet in celebration of the composer's 250th birthday.

Magicians, monsters, and marriage are just a few of the characters and themes in Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s rousing opera, Dardanus, which loosely follows the story of the son of Zeus and Electra. Written by the eminent 18th-century French composer, this Baroque opera’s fantastical story is brought to life by one of New York’s own superb period-instrument ensembles, led by Avi Stein, with internationally renowned soloists.

Jean-Philippe Rameau – Dardanus

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Trinity Baroque Orchestra

John La Bouchardière, Stage Director
Avi Stein, Music Director

Dardanus, Zachary Wilder
Venus, Mireille Asselin
Iphise, Melissa Attebury
Teucer, Matt Boehler
Anténor, Tyler Duncan
Isménor, John Taylor Ward
Arcas, Oliver Mercer

Location

St. Paul’s Chapel

Broadway (at Fulton Street), Lower Manhattan

directions

Featured Recordings

  • Israel In Egypt
  • J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Motets
  • Angel’s Bone
  • P R I S M
  • Oceanic Verses

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