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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.


Music: Purcell

Archive listings for Dido and Aeneas

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Come and watch this exciting performance at The Albany in Deptford. Blackheath Halls Opera's intergenerational company and Trinity Laban students will work with professional opera singers.Company Blackheath Halls Opera. Director Polly Graham. Musical Director Lee Reynolds. Design April Dalton. Lighting Elliott Griggs. Performer Idunnu Munch (Dido). Performer Aeneas Marcus Farnsworth (Aeneas). Performer William Towers (The Sorceress).
16 Jul 18 to 20 Jul 18The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L01105704479


The New Generation Festival presents a touring production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. With up and coming young singers and a small orchestral ensemble.Presented byThe New Generation Festival. Conductor Maxililian Fane. Performer Georgia Ginsberg (Dido).
14 May 18Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150
listing details L01925088296


Company Ensemble OrQuesta Baroque. Director Marcio da Silva. Musical Director Marcio da Silva. Musical Director Stephanie Gurga (harpsichord).
7 Apr 18 to 8 Apr 18John McIntosh Theatre, Outer London :: V0911988173
listing details L1844630054


Presented byUEA Opera Society.
10 Mar 17 to 11 Mar 17The Garage, Norwich :: V602991522
listing details L0958955472


Company Berwick Festival Opera. Presented byThe Maltings Theatre. Presented byRocket Opera. Performer Niamh Carr (Spirit). Performer Rachel Dyson (Belinda/Soprano). Performer Anna Marmion (First Witch/Soprano). Performer Katie Oswell (Second Woman/Second Witch/Soprano). Performer Heather Jill Burns (Dido/Sorceress/Alto). Performer Kath Ireland (Alto). Performer Paul Smith (First Sailor/Tenor). Performer Jacob Robson (Bass). Performer Neil Turnbull (Bass).
18 Jul 14The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
listing details L735131224


Company OperaUpClose. Director Valentina Ceschi. Musical Director Alex Beetschen. Performer Ian Beadle. Performer James Hall. Performer Zarah Hible. Performer James Hutchings. Performer Freya Jacklin. Performer Lowri Lewis Jones. Performer Una Reynolds. Performer Eleanor Ross. Performer Phillipa Thomas.
19 Feb 14 to 29 Mar 14The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
listing details L860080701


Presented byGrimeborn. Director Chris Parsons. Choreographer Mary Collins. Performer Eboracum Baroque.
8 Aug 13 to 10 Aug 13Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L262206946


Company Warwick Opera Company. Conductor Alexander Parker.
5 Jun 13 to 8 Jun 13Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L0217011045


Sung in English. Running time: approx 1hrCompany Opera North. Conductor Wyn Davies. Director Aletta Collins. Choreographer Aletta Collins. Performer Pamela Helen Stephen.
19 Mar 13 to 22 Mar 13Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L01098098086
12 Mar 13 to 15 Mar 13The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L01337046479
8 Mar 13Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L01414852450
26 Feb 13 to 1 Mar 13Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L01250948502
14 Feb 13 to 23 Feb 13Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L2066231563


Company Black Robin Opera. Director Ashley Mercer. Conductor Yair Polishook. Performer Charlie Baptie. Performer Milo Harries. Performer Julia Weatherley (Julia Weatherley (Belinda). Performer Sarah Denbee (Sorceress).
28 Feb 13 to 2 Mar 13The Rosemary Branch, Inner London :: V333
listing details L0276101675


The Hertfordshire Music Service and BBC Singers are proud to present this joint production of Purcell's dramatic masterpiece along with the period instrument group the St. James' Baroque Ensemble.Company St. James Baroque Ensemble. Company BBC Singers.
14 Feb 13University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield :: V969875363
listing details L1317172526


Company Opera in Space. Director Richard Pyros. Performer Sylvie Gallant. Performer Carleen Ebbs. Performer Adam Kowalczyk. Performer Jean-Sebastien Beauvais. Performer Marie Degodet.
12 Jan 13 to 26 Jan 13General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L296166934


Company OpSoc.
9 Jun 12 to 10 Jun 12Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
listing details L1602694002


Company Hampstead Garden Opera.
19 Nov 09 to 29 Nov 09Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
listing details L0633885517


New to the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera presents a new double bill created by [Wayne McGregor], The Royal Ballet's resident choreographer. Both productions will unite the performing companies at the Royal Opera House with dancers from The Royal Ballet performing alongside artists from The Royal Opera. Two major Baroque composers are commomorated in this double bill: Henry Purcell born 350 years ago in 1659 and George Frideric Handel who died 250 years ago in 1759. Casting from The Royal Ballet will be announced at a later date.Producer Royal Opera. Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Fotini Dimou. Design Mark Hatchard (video). Conductor Christopher Hogwood. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer Sarah Connolly (Dido). Performer Lucas Meachum (Aeneas). Performer Sara Fulgoni (Sorceress). Performer Lucy Crowe (Belinda). Performer Iestyn Davies (Mercury)). Performer Eri Nakamura (First Witch). Performer Pumeza Matshikiza (Second Witch). Performer Anita Watson (Second Woman). Performer Ji-Min Park (First Sailor).
31 Mar 09 to 20 Apr 09Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L02123320783


Company Opera Warwick.
22 Nov 08General, Inner London :: V1231
listing details L0655398523


Company Armonico Consort.
16 May 08Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L0964075825


Concert performance sung in English.Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Other Mark Hindley (Chorus Master). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas McGegan. Performer Jane Irwin (Dido). Performer Sarah-Jane Davies (Belinda). Performer Roderick Williams (Aeneas). Performer Jennifer Johnston (Sorceress). Performer Reno Troilus (Spirit).
26 Aug 07Usher Hall, Edinburgh :: V0738357779
listing details L1165657103

Les Noces - T01992567662

New Production. Double bill Running time approx. 2hrs. Dido and Aeneas - sung in English. Les Noces - sung in Russian.Music Igor Stravinsky (Les Noces). Company Opera North. Conductor Nicholas Kok. Director Aletta Collins. Design Giles Cadle. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting Bruno Poet. Performer Susan Bickley (Dido). Performer Amy Freston (Belinda). Performer Lucy Crowe (Woman). Performer Clarissa Meek (Sorceress). Performer Martene Grimson (First Witch). Performer Louise Poole (Second Witch). Performer James Laing (Spirit). Performer Adam Green (Aeneas). Performer Eyjolfur Eyjolfsson (Sailor). Performer Gwyneth Ann Jeffers (Les Noces). Performer Clarissa Meek (Les Noces). Performer John Graham Hall (Les Noces). Performer Paul Reeves (Les Noces).
3 Jul 07 to 7 Jul 07Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
listing details L646459824
30 Jun 07Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L0834664928
23 Jun 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L318959812
16 Jun 07Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L170422846
5 Jun 07 to 9 Jun 07Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L01722824827


Sung in EnglishCompany English Touring Opera. Conductor Matthew Halls. Director Helen Eastman. Design Michael Vale. Lighting Neil Brinkworth. Performer Susan Atherton. Performer Sean Clayton. Performer Jane Harrington. Performer Laura Mitchell. Performer Iestyn Morris. Performer Patricia Orr. Performer Martin Robson. Performer David Stout. Performer Joana Thome.
1 Dec 06Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L02090285340
22 Nov 06Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L01091806683
18 Nov 06The Coro (Coronation Hall Theatre ), Ulverston :: V8
listing details L01823066973
9 Nov 06Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh :: V75
listing details L0111743335
26 Oct 06Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L624223281
20 Oct 06Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L01961595436


Company Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Director Emma Rivlin. Conductor Howard Williams.
5 Jul 06 to 8 Jul 06Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
listing details L0509384185


Company Minotaur Music Theatre. Director Stuart Barker. Design Stuart Targett. Director David Eaton. Group/Band Eaton-Young Piano Duo. Lighting Kieron Docherty. Performer Sam Boden. Performer Stephanie Bosworth. Performer Belinda Evans. Performer Pamela Hay. Performer Caryl Hughes. Performer David Menezes. Performer Susie Parks. Performer John Savournin. Performer Sebastian Valentine.
28 May 06 to 9 Jun 06The Rosemary Branch, Inner London :: V333
listing details L01561087640


Semi staged. Performed by the Musicians of the Globe and the sopranos of Worcester College Choir Oxford.Director Philip Pickett.
13 May 06Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L0953262387


Producer MAC Productions. Director Michael Barry. Choreographer Piali Ray. Conductor Paul Herbert. Performer Wendy Neiper (Dido). Performer Sonia Sabri. Performer Seeta Patel. Performer Shane Shambu. Performer Kali Thasan.
21 Jul 05 to 24 Jul 05mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L01572242707


Company English Country Garden Opera Company.
17 Mar 05 to 18 Mar 05Electric Theatre, Guildford :: V01732805351
listing details L01354834593


Company English Bach Festival Baroque Singers. Company Baroque Dancers. Company Baroque Ensemble. Director Christian Curnyn. Director Tom Hawkes. Choreographer Sarah Cremer. Lighting Roger Frith. Design Terence Emery. Performer Della Jones (mezzo soprano - Dido/Sorceress). Performer Russell Smythe (baritone - Aeneas). Performer Marilyn Hill Smith (soprano - Belinda).
1 Jul 04St John's, Smith Square, Inner London :: V01501089046
listing details L877576249


Conductor Christian Curnyn. Director Johnathan Cocker.
3 May 04 to 8 May 04The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)), Glasgow :: V1877914677
listing details L01890945089


Company Preston Opera.
28 Apr 04 to 1 May 04Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L01229143391


Company Cambridge University Opera Society.
3 Dec 03 to 6 Dec 03ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L569570969

Opera in a Day - T263892797

Be prepared to join in!Company Theatre Chipping Norton.
2 Aug 03Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
listing details L0439956052


Company Definition. Conductor David Macdonald. Director Francesca Gilpin.
9 Jul 03Chequer Mead, East Grinstead :: V1101
listing details L0330071049


Company Birmingham Conservatoire. Conductor Jeffrey Skidmore.
19 Jun 03 to 21 Jun 03Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
listing details L01852931200


Director Rosalind Roberts.
14 Feb 03 to 15 Feb 03Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L1716911571


Company The King's Consort. Conductor Robert King. Music Purcell (Come ye sons of Art away - Ode for the Birthday of the Queen Mary). Music Purcell (Dido and Aeneas). Performer Lynne Dawson (Dido - soprano). Performer Michael George (Aeneas - bass). Performer Carolyn Sampson (Belinda - soprano). Performer Rebecca Outram (Second Woman - soprano). Performer Charles Humphries (Sorceress - countertenor). Performer Andrew Kennedy (Sailor - tenor). Company Choir of The King's Consort.
15 Nov 02Symphony Hall, Birmingham :: V148
listing details L0220634272


Company Milton Keynes Youth Opera. Lyrics Nathan Tate.
2 Sep 02 to 7 Sep 02Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L01664816282

A Regal Celebration - T01686822215

Company Chelmsford Opera.
21 Jun 02 to 22 Jun 02Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
listing details L2049005720


Company Pink Elephant Productions (in association with Manchester University Opera Society).
7 Feb 02The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L1055489334


Company The Musical Compass. Conductor Crispin Lewis. Director Helen Walls.
18 Jan 02 to 19 Jan 02Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1287807550


Company Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Service.
21 Feb 01 to 22 Feb 01Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
listing details L01669752887


Company Blest Sirens Opera Company.
9 Feb 01 to 10 Feb 01General, Cambridge :: V1230
listing details L951369604
7 Feb 01 to 8 Feb 01General, Cambridge :: V1230
listing details L0139024666


Company White Rose Opera Company.
17 Sep 00Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
listing details L01705034973


Sponsored by Amerian Airlines.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. Performer Mark Morris (Dido/the Sorceress). Performer Guillermo Resto (Aeneas). Performer Sarah Connolly (Dido/Sorceress). Performer Mary Plazas. Performer Ethna Robinson. Performer Mary Nelson. Performer Riccardo Simonetti. Performer Richard Roberts. Performer Rebecca de Pont Davies. Performer Mark Richardson. Performer Rhys Meirion. Performer Sarah Connolly.
28 Jun 00 to 8 Jul 00London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L899181840


A full concert performance.Company The King's Consort. Conductor Robert King. Performer Lynne Dawson (Dido). Performer Peter Harvey (Aeneas). Performer Borna Anderson (Belinda). Performer robin Blaze (Sorceress).
30 Oct 99Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford :: V706106861
listing details L2021174237


English Bach FestivalPerformer Della Jones (Dido - Sorceress). Performer Aeneas (Jeremy Huw Williams). Performer Belinda (Yvonne Barclay). Director Tom Hawkes. Choreographer Sarah Cremer.
18 Jun 99 to 19 Jun 99Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L1613143942


Company Midsummer Opera. Design Maria Miller. Director David Roblou.
22 Jul 98 to 25 Jul 98Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L531014351


Company The Opera School (Wales). Company Phoenix Singers of Shrewsbury.
3 Apr 98The Wightman, Shrewsbury :: V106
listing details L174590813

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24 Mar 20Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V571
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11 Aug 18Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine :: V1178
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8 Apr 17 to 9 Apr 17Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre), Greenock :: V1047
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28 Jun 16 to 29 Jun 16Uppingham Theatre, Uppingham :: V438
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8 May 16Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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14 Oct 06Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L01443459663
19 Nov 02 to 23 Nov 02Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford :: V799
listing details L01792190269

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