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Part II follows the Trojans in their exile to Carthage - a very different place from their own shattered city. The city is ruled by Queen Dido, who welcomes the Trojans when a storm blows their fleet into the harbour. Word comes of an invasion by neighbouring Numidians, and Aeneas puts his troops at Dido's disposal. Thanks to the Trojans, Carthage's enemy is defeated and a grateful Dido falls in love with Aeneas, prompting one of the greatest of all operatic duets. Yet the Trojan hero cannot be dissuaded from his mission. As Aeneas and his followers sail to Italy, Dido kills herself with her lover's sword and in a dying vision foresees the triumph of Troy's rebirth in the founding of Rome.

Music Berlioz.

Archive listings for The Trojans - Part 2: The Trojans at Carthage

Work type: Opera or Operetta.

International Concert Season 2003:2004 - T555071568

Concert performance sung in French. Running time approx 3 hours including one interval of 30 minutes.Company London Symphony Chorus. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir). Performer Michelle de Young (Dido). Performer Ben Heppner (Aeneas). Performer Sara Mingardo (Anna). Performer Robert Lloyd (Narbal). Performer Kenneth Tarver (Iopas). Performer Toby Spence (Hylas). Performer Tigran Martirossian (Pentheus). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Ascanius). Performer Darren Jeffrey (1st Trojan Soldier). Performer Roderick Earle (2nd Trojan Soldier). Performer Petra Lang (Ghost of Cassandra). Performer William Dazeley (Ghost of Chorebus). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (Ghost of Hector). Performer Clive Bayley (Ghost of Priam). Performer Leigh Melrose (Mercury).
30 Aug 03Symphony Hall, Birmingham :: V148
listing details L034258453

T01202000848 (COLI02)

Running time 3 hrs 25 minsCompany English National Opera. Conductor Paul Daniel. Director Richard Jones. Design John Macfarlane. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Choreographer Philippe Giraudeau. Translation Hugh Macdonald. Performer John Daszak (Aeneas). Performer Susan Parry (Dido). Performer Anna Burford (Anna). Performer Victoria Simmonds (Ascanius). Performer Clive Bayley (Narbal). Performer Colin Lee (Iopas). Performer Iain Paterson (Pantheus). Performer Toby Stafford-Allen (1st Trojan Soldier). Performer Graeme Danby (2nd Trojan Soldier). Performer Barry Martin (Mercury). Performer Christopher Saunders (Hylas).
8 May 03 to 7 Jun 03London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0159097166

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