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Dido and Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas

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Producer: Teatru Manoel
Admission Age: 12+
Venue: Teatru Manoel
Price: €20 (€15 for senior citizens and students)


Schedule

Tuesday, 23 February 2021
8pm
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
8pm
Friday, 26 February 2021
8pm
Saturday, 27 February 2021
8pm

Description

Dido and Aeneas is an opera written by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate.

Dido   Francesca Buhagiar 
Aeneas   Cliff Zammit Stevens
Sorceress   Cathy Lawlor
Belinda   Nadia Vella
First Witch   Francesca Aquilina
Second Witch   Analise Mifsud
Second Woman   Alison Gatt
Sailor   Tom Armitage

Chorus
Michaela Agius
Lisa Baldacchino
Mark Bartolo
Albert Buttigieg
Karl Cassar
Mariah Costa
Kurt Falzon
Maria Micallef
Stanley Joe Portelli
Karl Schembri
Bettina Zammit
Jessica Zammit

Conductor                Marco Mencoboni
Director                     Denise Mulholland
Costume Design      Luke Azzopardi
Set Design                Andrew Borg Wirth


Synopsis

Dido, the widowed Queen  of Carthage, entertains the Trojan Prince Aeneas, shipwrecked on his way to Italy, where he will found a new Troy. Dido and Aeneas are in love. Witches plot Dido’s destruction and the Sorceress conjures a storm to break out when the royal couple are hunting, and the impersonation of Mercury by one of her coven. The storm duly breaks, and the courtiers hasten back to town, while the false Mercury tells Aeneas he must leave Dido and sail for Italy. Aeneas and his sailors prepare to leave, to the delight of the witches. Aeneas parts from Dido, who kills herself once he has gone, her death lamented by mourning cupidas.

 

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