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Dido and Aeneas
Isle of Noises
Handel Water Music, Suites 1 & 2
Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Marie-Claude Chappuis Dido
Lucy Crowe Belinda
Benjamin Appl Aeneas
Miriam Allan Second Woman
Edward Grint Sorceress and Spirit
Martha McLorinan First Witch*
Anna Harvey Second Witch
The Schutz Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
* Please note a change of artist from previously advertised.
‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate.’ Dido, Queen of Carthage, learned that destiny is stronger than even the deepest love, and Henry Purcell turned her tragedy into what might be the first truly great opera in the English language. It’s a drama that goes straight to the heart, and after a lifetime in early music Sir Roger Norrington is still finding new beauty in this miraculous score. He’s joined by seven superb dramatic singers – and precedes these sorrows with Handel’s gloriously extravagant Water Music: written to entertain Londoners in 1717 and just as much fun in 2019.
This performance is being broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer.
Royal Festival Hall 2018/19
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