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Dido’s Ghost | Buxton International Festival

July 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

- £25 – £78

‘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, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale and Mahogany Opera, Dido’s Ghost reframes, illuminates and expands Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, which is performed in its entirety as a flashback within Wallen’s drama. Performed 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.

Programme

Errollyn Wallen
Dido’s Ghost (world premiere) 

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626  

Cast

Frederic Wake-Walker director
Wesley Stace librettist

Idunnu Münch Dido
Matthew Brook Aeneas
Nardus Williams Belinda
Jessica Gillingwater Lavinia
Timothy Dickinson Sorcerer

 

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Details

Date:
July 11
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Cost:
£25 – £78
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Venue

Buxton Opera House
Water St
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN United Kingdom
Phone:
01298 72190
Website:
https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Other

Booking Telephone
01298 72190

Details

Date:
July 11
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Cost:
£25 – £78
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Venue

Buxton Opera House
Water St
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN United Kingdom
Phone:
01298 72190
Website:
https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Other

Booking Telephone
01298 72190