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Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Marking the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell's birth is a new production of Dido and Aeneas, a short operatic masterpiece which brings together the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet and is directed by Wayne McGregor, the Royal Ballet's resident choreographer.

British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly sings the role of Dido and American baritone Lucas Meachum is Aeneas. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is conducted by the period instrument pioneer Christopher Hogwood.

Introduced by Charles Hazlewood.

Last on

Fri 15 May 2009 20:05 BBC Four


Sarah Connolly
Lucas Meachum
Charles Hazlewood
Jonathan Haswell
Dominic Best


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