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Dido’s Ghost | Edinburgh International Festival

August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

- £29 – £34

‘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, Edinburgh 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

Golda Schultz Dido
Matthew Brook Aeneas
Nardus Williams Belinda
Allison Cook Lavinia
Henry Waddington Sorcerer

 

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Details

Date:
August 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Cost:
£29 – £34
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Venue

Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
Edinburgh, EH3 5PL United Kingdom

Details

Date:
August 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Cost:
£29 – £34
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Venue

Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
Edinburgh, EH3 5PL United Kingdom