Baroque opera performed in a tunnel sounds incredible

14 February 2019, 16:48

By Elizabeth Davis

The acoustic of this tunnel in Granada is actually spectacular

L Lavigny is a Baroque musician and Instagrammer. She posted this clip on her social media page, explaining that this tunnel was one of her favourite natural acoustics.

"Here is another video testing acoustics, that strange and beloved feeling that's so unique. Resonance. In one of my favourite tunnels in Granada," she said in the post.

She chose to sing a fragment from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas and shared the short clip on Instagram.

Purcell's opera tells the heart-breaking story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, who falls in love with Aeneas, a Trojan Prince.

But a Sorcerer intervenes and the happy couple's idyllic life is destroyed when Aeneas has to return to Troy and leave Dido forever. The most famous moment in the opera is Dido's devastating lament – a piece virtually guaranteed to make you cry.