Ludwigs
Burg
Festival

Opera in in a prologue and three acts by HENRY PURCELL. Text by NAHUM TATE after the 4th canto of the »Aeneis« by Vergil


Sasha Waltz Choreography, Staging

Marie-Claude Chappuis Dido

Nikolay Borchev Aeneas

Aphrodite Patoulidou Belinda

Luciana Mancini Second Woman

Yannis Francois Sorceress

James Way 1st Witch, Sailor

Michael Smallwood 2nd Witch, Spirit


Sasha Waltz & Guests

Vocal Consort Berlin

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Christopher Moulds Musical Direction

Sasha Waltz's exhilarating choreographic opera »Dido and Aeneas« begins with a leap into the water. The underlying musical theatre by Henry Purcell condenses the heroic epic to a few plot elements: The gods accuse the Carthaginian queen and the Trojan prince of neglecting their duties and sabotage their love. Recently united, the couple has to part again; a human tragedy takes its course. When Aeneas leaves the Carthaginian queen Dido, she breathes out her life and love in her lament. In the opulent production by Sasha Waltz & Guests with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Vocalconsort Berlin, dance and opera merge into a single art form.   


A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in co-production with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Opéra National de Montpellier.

dates and tickets

Fri

20 May

2022

20:00

1,5 h

Karten 38 ⁄ 48 ⁄ 66 ⁄ 78 ⁄ 89 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

Sat

21 May

2022

20:00

1,5 h

Karten 38 ⁄ 48 ⁄ 66 ⁄ 78 ⁄ 89 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

Sun

22 May

2022

19:00

1,5 h

Karten 38 ⁄ 48 ⁄ 66 ⁄ 78 ⁄ 89 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

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