VenueSouthbank Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Royal Festival Hall, RFH, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From30th January 2019
To30th January 2019
What is currently on at Southbank Centre (V423)

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and AeneasT0295976598

Archive :: production:T0295976598, opera or operetta:S0904975955, venue:V423
Current production:Work

Production details

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


Company London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir)
Performer Marie-Claude Chappuis (Dido - soprano)
Performer Lucy Crowe (Belinda - soprano)
Performer Benjamin Appl (Aeneas - tenor)
Performer Anna Dennis (2nd Woman - soprano)
Performer Edward Grist (Sorceress/Spirit - countertenor)
Performer Ciara Hendrick (1st Witch - mezzo-soprano)
Performer Anna Harvey (2nd Witch - mezzo-soprano)
Music Purcell (Dido and Aeneas - opera in a prologue & 3 acts)
Music Handel (Water Music Suite)

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