Themba Mvula

Zambian-born Operatic Baritone

Themba Mvula is a Zambian-born operatic baritone based in the UK.

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Dido and Aeneas


  • Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street London SE1 2HZ (map)

Composer - Henry Purcell

Company - English National Opera

Director - Purni Morell

Conductor - Valentina Peleggi

Themba Mvula - Member of the Ensemble

Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other. We watch through her eyes as her mother – heroine, feminist icon, modern parent – slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences.

ENO and the Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, join forces for the first time to create a new production of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults.

This show will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others, a chance to see this opera in a new light.

Directed by the Unicorn’s former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by Valentina Peleggi – the newest ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow.

This production features designs by Khadija Raza, a finalist of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2017.

This reimagining of the classic tale will be performed on the Unicorn’s intimate Weston Theatre stage.

Earlier Event: March 9
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Later Event: June 12
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