Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Connolly, Meachem, Hogwood [blu-ray]

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"The sensitivity of her (Sarah Connolly's) acting and her intense musicality was striking throughout. Lucy Crowe made a delightful Belinda, with Lucas Meachem a quarterback hunk of an Aeneas. The young ad-hoc chorus sang beautifully." - The Telegraph

Henry Purcell
(Blu-ray Disc Version)

Dido – Sarah Connolly
Aeneas – Lucas Meachem
Belinda – Lucy Crowe
Sorceress – Sara Fulgoni
Second Woman – Anita Watson
First Witch – Eri Nakamura
Second Witch – Pumeza Matshikiza
Spirit – Iestyn Davies
Sailor – Ji-Min Park

The Royal Ballet
Royal Opera Extra Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Wayne McGregor, choreographer and stage director

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 3 and 8 April, 2009.

- Illustrated synopsis and cast gallery - Interview with Wayne McGregor

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: 2.0 and 5.1 PCM
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 72 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 25)

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: OA BD7049D

  • UPC: 809478070498

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Composer: Henry Purcell

  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

  • Performer: Anita Watson, Eri Nakamura, Iestyn Davies, Ji-Min Park, Lucas Meachem, Lucy Crowe, Pumeza Matshikiza, Sara Fulgoni, Sarah Connolly