Dido and Aeneas

Friday, 17.06.2016 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Michael Chance director
Olivia Warburton Dido
Malachy Frame Aeneas
Bonnie de la Hunty Belinda
Flora Macdonald Sorceress
Eleri Ann Gwilym Second Woman
Eleanor Broomfield First Witch
Louisa Stirland Second Witch
Edward Edgcumbe Spirit
Hiroshi Amako First Sailor

Chorus

Sopranos
Eleanor Broomfield
Eleri Ann Gwilym
Louisa Stirland

Altos
Edward Edgcumbe
Flora Macdonald 
Alexander Simpson

Tenor
Hiroshi Amako
Richard Robbins

Bass
James Geidt 
Paul Grant 

Academy Baroque Ensemble
Alice Earll
and Rebecca Windram violin
Matyas Csiba viola
Tabea Debus cello
Marianne Schofield double bass
Olwen Foulkes recorder
Benedict Williams harpsichord
Toby Carr theorbo

Purcell Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s exhilarating allegory on the seductive and corrosive charms of Catholicism and the celebration of the Protestant marriage of William and Mary, couched in the familiar Trojan story from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, has enchanted and touched the hearts of generations of listeners as one of the most powerful and beloved of all English operas.

This concert performance is a co-production between the Vocal and Historical Performance departments, and will also be performed in Raynham Hall in Norfolk, a Jacobean mansion of historical relevance.

Free, no tickets required

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