Bangkok braced for Greek tragedy


Thailand’s Cultural Centre is to stage a production of Dido and Aeneas later this month, according to the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Foundation.

People taking Thailand holidays will be able to catch the Baroque opera in the Thai capital between 18 and 20 May, with the performance offering the perfect tonic after a day of sightseeing and shopping.

The dramatic performance was composed by Henry Purcell in the 1600s and portrays the story of Dido, the Queen of Carthage, who is deserted by the Trojan hero Aeneas.

The production will be performed in English and will showcase the talents of 20 talented singers, including Saran Suebsantiwongse and Ayano Kimura.

Famed Israeli harpsichordist and conductor Shalev Ad-el will lead the production, making it a cultural occasion capable of enriching even the best luxury holidays.

Tickets cost 600 Thai baht (£12), but students and children can secure cheaper entry.

Copyright Press Association 2012