Aeneas in the Underworld

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Presented by UCCS Visual and Performing Arts: Music Program at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

Mar 18
Aeneas in the Underworld

Begun as a collaboration between Assistant Professor Colin McAllister and composer Christopher Adler in 2006, Aeneas in the Underworld is an ambitious and unique project combining oratory and music for a solo performer who recites the sixth book of Virgil’s epic story, Aeneid, in the original Latin, while playing a guitar.

The story recounts the hero’s descent into the underworld and fateful meeting with the shade of his father, which reveals to the hero the future glories of Rome.

Projected subtitles will feature a brand new English translation by Colorado College classicist Khang Le, commissioned specifically for this production.

Featuring Colin McAllister (guitar and Latin orator) with Pablo Gómez Cano (guitar) and The Veronika String Quartet.

Christopher Adler, Aeneas in the Underworld (2010-18)

  • Act I: The Caves of Cumae
    • Scene 1: The Caves of Cumae
    • Scene 2: Aeneas’ Prayer
    • Scene 3: The Prophecy
    • Scene 4: The Golden Bough
  • Act II: The Underworld
    • Scene 1: Acheron
    • Scene 2: Rhadamantus et Tisiphone
    • Scene 3: Infelix Dido
  • Act III: Elysium
    • Scene 1: Songs Worthy of Phoebus
    • Scene 2: Anchises and the Parade of Heroes

Find out more about the composer by clicking on this link: Christopher Adler

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