Power. The might of the all-conquering Greeks pitted against the strength of the imperious city of Troy. The nobility of the Trojan hero Aeneas enslaved by the bewitching beauty of Dido queen of Carthage. Sweepingly powerful in scale and impact, The Trojans
takes you to the pulsating heart of the tensions within both the political and the personal. Sky and Artsworld Season. Running time is approximately 5 hours. Supported by a syndicate of individual donors.Performers John Daszak (Aeneas), Sarah Connolly (Dido), Susan Bickley (Cassandra/Ghost of Cassandra), Anna Burford (Anna), Robert Poulton (Chorebus/Ghost of Chorebus), Clive Bayley (Narbal), Carole Wilson (Hecuba), Christopher Gillett, Anne-Marie Gibbons, Mark Padmore, Brindley Sherratt, Gerard O'Connor, Ronald Wood, Henry Waddington.
Music Berlioz. Producer English National Opera. Director Richard Jones. Conductor Paul Daniel. Design Stewart Laing (Act I/II). Design John Macfarlane (Act III). Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Choreographer Philippe Giraudeau. Translation Hugh Mcdonald.