Masterclass at the Professional Dance School of Castilla y León in Burgos.


Activity developed to choose 8 dancers with the goal of creating the choreography for the opera Dido and Aeneas, which will be created in Burgos and will premiere on October 9 at the Auditorio Forum Evolución.


Dido and Aeneas

Francisco Javier Sariot Marquina, coordinator of the music group Burgos Baroque Ensemble and Pedro Bartolomé, director of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Burgos and the Burgos Youth Music Association, are the promoters of this project that seeks to have a lyrical season in Burgos. Sariot will also act as artistic director in this first opera and Bartolomé will be the musical director. Alicia Soto will be the choreographic director.

The project has been launched thanks to the Municipal Management of Culture of the City Council of Burgos and the Caja de Burgos Foundation, and is expected in the near future the collaboration and involvement of other companies and institutions.

Dido and Aeneas is a baroque opera by Henry Purcell, one of the best known of this period and will have the musical and scenic performance of Burgos Baroque Ensemble, which will provide the instrumental ensemble and the choir that the opera requires and also some of the soloists.

Alicia Soto will select eight dancers for the staging from the final years of the Professional Dance School of de Castilla y León in ballet or contemporary dance. Despite being a baroque opera, it has been chosen to create a contrast in the choreographic element with the rest of the other artistic elements of the work, which will be more classical.

The premiere will take place on October 9 at the Auditorio Fórum Evolución