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Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas

Henry Purcell
DIDO & AENEAS
Opera in three acts, one part, in English, with Hungarian and English surtitles
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Henry Purcell’s epic masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas has to do with the Trojan War. But what is even more important than the historical background of this hour-long little gem is love – as Dóra Barta, the director of the production highlights it, “Humanity has long known that if there is something you can die of, Love is certainly such a thing. Whether it is happy or not, returned or unrequited, one thing is sure: it is dead serious business. The tragic-ending romantic affair enfolding between the queen of Carthage and the Trojan hero was made into a grand classic of universal cultural history by Virgil, but it was the thirty-year-old Henry Purcell whose music made its heroes rise to the stars, among which they have been shining with never fading light for three and a half centuries now.”

 

AUTHORS
Librettist: Nahum Tate
Director and choreographer: Dóra Barta
Set designer: Ildi Tihanyi
Costume designer: Andrea Kovács
Lighting designer: Zoltán Katonka
Dramaturg: András Almási-Tóth
Musical director: László Bartal

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