Sarah Connolly sings Purcell’s Dido

Dido and Aeneas

Christopher Purves (Aeneas)
Sarah Connolly (Dido)
Carolyn Sampson (Belinda)
D’Arcy Bleiker (Sorcerer)
Elizabeth Cragg (Second Woman)
Matthew Beale (Sailor)
Lucy Crowe (Spirit)
Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Richard Egarr (conductor)

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Reviewed: 13 August, 2020

British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly led an all-star cast in Purcell’s most popular opera. The drama portrays the tragedy of human relationships torn apart by fate and divine intervention, while the music – including one of the most heartfelt laments in all opera – powerfully and poignantly expresses the characters’ emotions.

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(From BBC Proms 2003, 2 September)

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