Artistes du Juilliard Opera – New York
Shaked Bar Dido
Mer Wohlgemuth Belinda
Dominik Belavy Aeneas
Mikal Murphy Sorceress
Shereen Pimentel First Sorceress
Olivia Cosio Second Sorceress
Kady Evanyshyn Second Wife
Soraya Karkari Spirit
Chance Jonas-O’Toole Sailor
Avi Stein Conductor
Mary Birnbaum Director
Around 1689, a young composer signed the first masterpiece of English opera: Purcell, aged thirty, created Dido and Aeneas, a small opera in three acts, initially intended for a school of the royal circle. But what destiny…With a magnificent final lament, scenes of sorcery and spirits, sailors tell the tale of the love and abandonment of Dido by Aeneas…
In 1674, the Frenchman Cambert created a Royal Academy of Music intended for the opera in London. King James II’s pro-French policy had turned the attention of all to the rich artistic production of Louis XIV’s court: this is the background against which Purcell composed Dido and Aeneas, so close in spirit to Lully’s orchestral approach and Charpentier’s finesse.
Purcell signed only one real opera during his short career; he died at thirty-six, leaving behind a rich and varied production. Dido is a beautifully concise gem.
The elite singers and musicians of the prestigious New York Juilliard School will present a staged version of Dido and Aeneas with Orpheus Britannicus, for a display of the miracles of youth and virtuosity deployed in Purcell’s refined and colorful universe.
Production: Juilliard School (New York)
Surtitles in French
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Dido and Aeneas
Royal OperaMore info
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