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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Michael Chance director
Olivia Warburton Dido
Malachy Frame Aeneas
Bonnie de la Hunty Belinda
Academy Baroque Ensemble

Purcell Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s exhilarating allegory on the seductive and corrosive charms of Catholicism and the celebration of the Protestant marriage of William and Mary, couched in the familiar Trojan story from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, has enchanted and touched the hearts of generations of listeners as one of the most powerful and beloved of all English operas.

This concert performance is a co-production between the Vocal and Historical Performance departments, and will also be performed in Raynham Hall in Norfolk, a Jacobean mansion of historical relevance.