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The ancient story. Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
, first performed in 1689, is inspired by Virgil's account of the myth which follows the burgeoning love of Aeneas, a Trojan prince, and the Queen of Carthage. Sponsored by Amerian Airlines.Performers Mark Morris (Dido/the Sorceress), Guillermo Resto (Aeneas), Sarah Connolly (Dido/Sorceress), Mary Plazas, Ethna Robinson, Mary Nelson, Riccardo Simonetti, Richard Roberts, Rebecca de Pont Davies, Mark Richardson, Rhys Meirion, Sarah Connolly.
Music Purcell. Company English National Opera. Company Mark Morris Dance Group. Conductor Andrea Quinn. Conductor Anthony Legg. Choreographer Mark Morris. Design Maira Kalman. Design Robert Bordo. Costume Elizabeth Kurtzman. Costume Christine van Loon. Lighting Michael Chybowski. Lighting James F Ingalls.
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