to La Follia
Based in Austin, Texas, we perform music from the time of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. We use instruments and performances practices appropriate to the period, so you experience the music exactly as the composers experienced it. We strive to entertain, enlighten, and inspire.
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CLIPS FROM PREVIOUS CONCERTS
OUR NEXT CONCERT
DIDO AND AENEAS
A MINIATURE OPERATIC MASTERPIECE
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4pm
First Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas (map)
La Follia begins its 2015-2016 season in spectacular fashion with a dramatized concert performance of Henry Purcell's operatic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, with superstar Jennifer Lane in the role of Dido.
Despite running only a little over an hour, Dido and Aeneas packs an emotional wallop with nobility, destiny, passion, trickery, betrayal, and (of course) death set to the most beautiful music imaginable. England's first opera and perhaps, its greatest. (more...)