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Barbican

Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
020 7638 4141

June 2021

Dido’s Ghost

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Barbican, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
£10 – £41

‘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 and Mahogany…

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