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Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' with Morel, Greenhalgh, Traoré and Burgos from Aix-en-Provence
Concert from the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' is an opera in a prologue and three acts with a libretto by Nahum Tate. The story is based on Book IV of Virgil's Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. Performers:
Dido: Anaïk Morel.
Woman from Cyprus: Rokia Traoré.
Æneas: Tobias Greenhalgh.
Belinda: Sophia Burgos.
Sorceress / Spirit: Lucile Richardot.
Second Woman: Rachel Redmond.
First Witch: Fleur Barron.
Second Witch: Majdouline Zerari.
Sailor: Peter Kirk.
Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Václav Luks.
Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Aix-en-Provence