Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Arthaus Musik: 101311

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Catalogue No:

(101 311)



Release date:

30th June 2008




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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Sung in English

Choreography by Sasha Waltz

Choir Vocalconsort Berlin & Orchestra Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Attilio Cremonesi (Conductor and Adaptation)

Recording Date: 2005
Place of recording: Live from the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Berlin
Running Time: 98 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, JP, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, JP, SP

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Henry Purcell’s opera Dido & Aeneas, completed in 1689, was the subject of a memorable and breathtaking performance at the Staatsoper Berlin in 2005.

In Dido & Aeneas Sasha Waltz opens up new horizons in music theatre, creating a fusion of dance, singing and music – the choreographic opera. The (extended, revised) libretto, the (reconstructed) music, vocal parts, dance, the stage set – featuring a rousing underwater ballet – combine to form a sublime total choreography and parallel action involving dancers, singers and musicians.

In this choreographic opera, Sasha Waltz demonstrates not only her familiarity with Emile Jaques-Dalcroze and Pina Bausch, but also the confidence she has in her own style. Sensational!


“One of the Theatrical Experiences of the Century.”

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