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.