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Dido and Aeneas

  • Kirsten Flagstads plass 1, Oslo
  • +47 21422100
  • March 22, 2019 - April 2, 2019
  • (6 Upcoming Dates)

From 22 March, Norwegian Opera & Ballet: Opera and ballet come together

Opera and ballet come together

Henry Purcell's famous short opera Dido and Aeneas contains equal parts dancing and singing when a dancer and choreographer take over the director's chair. The chamber orchestra Barokksolistene also contributes to the performance.

The story is based on the Roman epic poem The Aeneid, written by Virgil. Aeneas, Prince of Troy, and Dido, Queen of Carthage, are in love, but their relationship is opposed by powerful forces. A sorceress aims to break Dido's power and destroy the city. She tricks Aeneas into leaving Carthage, and Dido is furious. Aeneas changes his mind, but for Dido the betrayal is too much. She sends him away and remains on-stage in despair, to the tune of “Dido's lament” – one of the most heartbreaking arias in the history of opera – before committing suicide.

Dido and Aeneas

​​​​​Director and choreographer: Andreas Heise
Music: Henry Purcell
Set and costume designer: Bregje van Balen
Conductor: Bjarte Eike
Performers: Astrid Nordstad, Lydia Hoen Tjore, Mikkel Skorpen, Désirée Baraula, The Norwegian National Ballet's youth group,  Barokksolistene and the Opera Choir

  • Last Updated: 03/07/2019
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Fri, March 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Tue, March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Thu, March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Sat, March 30, 2019 6:30 PM

Mon, April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:00 PM

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