Harry’s Event Journal

Dido and Aeneas and La vida breve

Friday May 20, 2011 / 8:00pm
Dido and Aeneas and La vida breve
2 tickets
Rear Orchestra
1305 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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I enjoyed Dido and Aeneas. Great singing and staging. Dido's lament was especially moving. I was less impressed with La vida breve. The singers were fine, but the opera had little character development and the simple plot was not very interesting. Also, the amount of dancing in the opera, while enjoyable to watch, interrupted the flow of the story.