Dido’s Ghost

‘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 Consort, the Barbican Centre, Buxton International Festival 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 

The Brandenburgs | Live Broadcast from Wigmore Hall

Click HERE to watch live on Tuesday 23rd February, 7.30pm. 

This performance is streamed live from the Wigmore Hall, London as part of their live-streamed Spring 2021 series. Following the premiere, the broadcast will be available to watch until Monday 24th May 2021 on the Wigmore Hall website.