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opera Purcell's Dido and Æneas Deborah Warner (stage director), William Christie (conductor) – With Malena Ernman (Dido), Christopher Maltman (Aeneas)...

Deborah Warner (stage director), William Christie (conductor) – With Malena Ernman (Dido), Christopher Maltman (Aeneas)...

Purcell's Dido and Æneas Deborah Warner (stage director), William Christie (conductor) – With Malena Ernman (Dido), Christopher Maltman (Aeneas)...

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But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams... So begins Deborah Warner’s captivating 2008 production of Purcell’s timeless opera Dido and Æneas: a careful warning that suits the tragic story only too well. Swedish mezzo-soprano Malena Ernman as a disarming Dido is at the head of a stellar cast joined by Les Arts Florissants under William Christie’s direction.

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Cast

  • Deborah Warner | Stage director
  • Chloé Obolensky | Set and costume design
  • Jean Kalman | Lighting
  • Malena Ernman | Dido
  • Christopher Maltman | Aeneas
  • Judith Van Wanroij | Belinda
  • Hilary Summers | Sorceress
  • Lina Markeby | Second Woman
  • Céline Ricci | First Witch
  • Ana Quintans | Second Witch
  • Damian Whiteley | Sailor
  • Marc Mauillon | Spirit
  • Fiona Shaw | Actress in the Prologue

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:
    • François Roussillon
  • Venue: Opéra-comique (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 1 h 06 min
  • Production: © Opéra Comique, François Roussillon et Associés, Arte
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR
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