About the Show/Event
Find the best Dido and Aeneas opera or operetta tickets at Southbank Centre, West End. Dido, Queen of Carthage, learned that destiny is stronger than even the deepest love, and Henry Purcell turned her tragedy into what might be the first truly great opera in the English language. It's a drama that goes straight to the heart, and after a lifetime in early music Sir Roger Norrington is still finding new beauty in this miraculous score. He's joined by three superb dramatic singers ? and precedes the sorrows with Handel's gloriously extravagant Water Music: written to entertain Londoners in 1717 and just as much fun in 2019. Royal Festival Hall
Approximate runtime 135minutes (including any interval).
Performers Marie-Claude Chappuis (Dido - soprano), Lucy Crowe (Belinda - soprano), Benjamin Appl (Aeneas - tenor), Anna Dennis (2nd Woman - soprano), Edward Grist (Sorceress/Spirit - countertenor), Ciara Hendrick (1st Witch - mezzo-soprano), Anna Harvey (2nd Witch - mezzo-soprano).
Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir). Music Purcell (Dido and Aeneas - opera in a prologue & 3 acts). Music Handel (Water Music Suite).