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Dido and Aeneas

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015
  • 7:30 pm
  • Trevor Pinnock & Friends
  • Wigmore Hall

The politics of national identity, the royal succession and parliamentary faction, all hot topics in the late 1600s, found their way into the plots of plays and semi-operas intended to delight and entertain London’s theatre-goers.

Purcell’s fine incidental music to pieces such as Shadwell’s The Libertine and D’Urfey’s A Fool’s Preferment set the scene for Dido and Aeneas, one of the most celebrated of all English operas, featuring Tenebrae Consort as the semi chorus and directed by Trevor Pinnock.

Venue & Address:

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP, United Kingdom


Tenebrae Consort