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!
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