Dido and Aeneas (complete opera recorded in 2009)

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HENRY PURCELL
Dido and Aeneas (complete opera recorded in 2009)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sarah Connolly, Lucas Meachem, Lucy Crowe, Sara Fulgoni / Christopher Hogwood (cond)

[ Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 December 2009

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

G - 'Dido is perfectly integrated, and the expressively stylised movements that McGregor has devised for the singers make a fascinating contrast to the gyrations of the corps de ballet. …The casts were excellent.' The Telegraph

'Dido is perfectly integrated, and the expressively stylised movements that McGregor has devised for the singers make a fascinating contrast to the gyrations of the corps de ballet. …The casts were excellent. [Sarah Connolly] struck gold with a heartbreaking account of "When I am laid". The sensitivity of her acting and her intense musicality was striking throughout. Lucy Crowe made a delightful Belinda, with Lucas Meachem a quarterback hunk of an Aeneas. The young ad hoc chorus sang beautifully.' The Telegraph

The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera join forces for Wayne McGregor's acclaimed fusion of music and movement, whose richly layered designs perfectly complement Purcell's telling of a classical tale of love thwarted by evil powers. With Sarah Connolly and Lucas Meachem in the title roles, Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.

BONUS MATERIAL
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interview with Wayne McGregor.

Running time 72 mins