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Dido’s Ghost

Saturday 5th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- £10 – £41

‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate sings Dido at the end of Purcell’s opera. But life isn’t always quite so straightforward, and some memories have a destiny of their own. Set several years after the Carthaginian queen’s death, Dido’s Ghost finds Dido’s sister Anna abandoned on the shores of Aeneas’s new kingdom, igniting a murderous jealously in Aeneas’s wife Lavinia – and as events play out, its characters confront a past that refuses to fade. 

 Co-commissioned by Dunedin ConsortBarbican and Mahogany OperaDido’s Ghost reframes, illuminates and expands Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, which is performed in its entirety as a flashback within Wallen’s dramaPerformed on period instruments, Dido’s Ghost bridges the gap between worlds, as past blurs into present and memory becomes emotion in this ambitious new commission 

Programme

 Errollyn Wallen
Dido’s Ghost (world premiere) 

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626  

Cast

Frederic Wake-Walker director
Wesley Stace librettist

Golda Schultz Dido
Matthew Brook Aeneas
Nardus Williams Belinda
Allison Cook Lavinia
Henry Waddington Sorcerer

 

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Details

Date:
Saturday 5th June
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£10 – £41
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Venue

Milton Court
1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

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Booking Telephone
020 7638 8891

Details

Date:
Saturday 5th June
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£10 – £41
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Venue

Milton Court
1 Milton Street
London, EC2Y 9BH United Kingdom

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Other

Booking Telephone
020 7638 8891