A live music and film performance inspired by Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
. Taking the universal themes within Dido and Aeneas, the production focuses on four contemporary urban stories of grief, lost love, departure and death, which unfold in separate locations onstage. Using multi-media technology, cameras operated by the singers and actors cut between the narratives to focus and reveal significant details, which are projected live as part of the performance. Following a sell-out 2008 season of Lost Highway and Punch & Judy, ENO and the Young Vic celebrate the 350th anniversary of British composer Purcellâs birth with a major new production.Performers Susan Bickley (Dido), Katherine Manley, Lina Markeby, Eyjolfur Eyjolfsson, Madeleine Shaw, James Gower, Helen Jarmany, Adam Green, Amanda Hale, Helena Lymbery, Sandy McDade, Eamonn Mulhall, Dominic Rowan.
Music Purcell. Corporate Sponsor skyARTS (London Coliseum). Producer English National Opera. Producer Young Vic. Conductor Christian Curnyn. Director Katie Mitchell. Design Vicki Mortimer. Director Leo Warner (photography). Sound Gareth Fry. Sound Carolyn Downing. Lighting Philip Gladwell.