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Dido and Æneas – Purcell

Christopher Hogwood, Wayne McGregor – Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Sarah Connolly (Dido) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Dido and Æneas – Purcell Christopher Hogwood, Wayne McGregor – Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Sarah Connolly (Dido) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

About

Dido and Æneas is Purcell's best loved and most frequently performed work today, it is also England's oldest full opera. In this production, the story based on Virgil's Æneid breathes new life thanks to the movements on stage and the settings.

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Program

  • Henry Purcell, Dido and Æneas
    • Overture
    • I: "Shake the Cloud from off your brow"
    • I: "Ah Belinda, I am press'd with torment"
    • I : "Grief increases by concealing"
    • I: "When monarches unite, how happy their state"
    • I: "Whence could so much virtue spring"
    • I: "Fear no danger to ensue"
    • I: "See our royal guest appears"
    • I: "Cupid only throws the dart"
    • I: "If not for mine, for Empire's sake"
    • I: "Pursue thy conquest, Love"
    • I: "To the hills and the vales"
    • I: The triumphing Dance
    • II, 1: Prelude for the Witches "Wayward sisters, you that fright"
    • II, 1: "Harm's our delight"
    • II, 1: "The Queen of Carthage"
    • II, 1: "Ho! ho! ho!"
    • II, 1: "But ere we this perform"
    • II, 1: "In our deep vaulted cell"
    • II, 1: Dance of the Furies
    • II, 2: Ritornelle
    • II, 2: "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
    • II, 2: "Oft she visits the lone mountain"
    • II, 2: "Behold upon my bending spear"
    • II, 2: "Haste, haste to town"
    • II, 2: "Stay Prince"
    • III: "Come away"
    • III: The Sailor's Dance
    • III: "See, see the flags"
    • III: "Our next motion"
    • III: "Destruction's our deligth"
    • III: The Witches' Dance
    • III: "Your counsel all is urged in vain"
    • III: "Great minds against themselves conspire"
    • III: "Thy hand Belinda"
    • III: "When I am laid in earth"
    • III : "With drooping wings"

Details

  • Directed by: Jonathan Haswell
  • Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 1 h 01 min
  • Production: © Royal Opera House / Opus Arte
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, EN, ES

Casting

  • Wayne McGregor | Choreography, Stage director
  • Hildegard Bechtler | Set designer
  • Fotini Dimou | Costume designer
  • Lucy Carter | Lightings
  • Lucy Crowe | Belinda
  • Sarah Connolly | Dido
  • Anita Watson | Second Woman
  • Lucas Meachem | Aeneas
  • Eri Nakamura | Sorceress
  • Eri Nakamura | First Witch
  • Pumeza Matshikiza | Second Witch
  • Iestyn Davies | Spirit
  • Ji-Min Park | Sailor
  • Dancers of the Royal Ballet
  • Julian Perkins | Harpsichordist
  • Jan Čižmář | Theorbist
  • Andrew Skidmore | Cellist
  • Steven Moore | Organist

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