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Video streamed event and on demand: Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Watch online on watch.englishtouringopera.org.ukEnglish Touring OperaRecorded at Stone Nest, London, United Kingdom
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Friday 07 May 202119:30
On demand until Friday 06 August 2021 23:59
English Touring Opera
Jonathan Peter KennyConductor
Sebastian HarcombeDirector
Adam WiltshireSet Designer, Costume Designer
Rory BeatonLighting Designer
Susanna FairbairnMezzo-sopranoBelinda
Sky IngramSopranoDido
Nicholas MoggBassAeneas
Frederick LongBassSorceress
Benjamin WilliamsonCountertenorSpirit
Alison ManifoldSopranoSecond woman
Richard DowlingTenorSailor / Second witch
Jorge Navarro ColoradoTenorFirst witch
Old Street Band

As part of our ETO at Home series, we thought to include the three parts of our unusual staging of 17th century music, produced and toured in 2018. None of these archive films of dress rehearsals were intended for a public - but in this year of silence in theatres the performers wanted us to share them with you.

The first of these is the most familiar: Henry Purcell’s extraordinary Dido and Aeneas. “Remember me!” the abandoned Dido calls, and in her eloquent lament she will be remembered forever. Director Sebastian Harcombe and designer Adam Wiltshire conjure in this production a Jacobean night-world, in which a great woman (played by soprano Sky Ingram) contemplates her ruin. This production, with members of the Old Street Band, is conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny.

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