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Dido and Æneas – An interview with Wayne McGregor

Documentary on the Royal Opera House's production, 2009

Dido and Æneas – An interview with Wayne McGregor Documentary on the Royal Opera House's production, 2009

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This acclaimed new interpretation of Purcell's most loved opera is a fusion of music and movement in settings of richly layered design and atmospheric lighting, musically and dramatically contrasting the supernatural with the personal.

Æneas, the Trojan Prince after the burning of his city is sent by the gods to Italy to found a new town. On his way, he is shipwrecked in Carthage where he meets Dido, the queen. They both fall in love but Dido, out of loyalty to her city and to her dead husband, does not want to declare her feelings. She finally surrenders and the chorus celebrates the couple's betrothal. The Sorceress who is jealous plots the queen's death and conjures a storm. The couple is separated and Æneas is summoned to leave Carthage to accomplish his mission. Dido kills herself because she cannot take Æneas' departure.

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Details

  • Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 13 min
  • Production: © Opus Arte
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, ES

Casting

  • Wayne McGregor | Stage director of Dido and Aeneas in Covent Garden

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