Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
The Amorous Queen
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This Henry Purcell opera deals with one of the most heart-wrenching stories of all time, in which the Trojan prince Aeneas and Dido, Queen of Carthage, find, and lose, one another. Their brief happiness is ended by the work of an evil sorcerer: In an act of deception, he calls upon the prince, at the behest of the gods, to leave Dido. Aeneas relents, breaking Dido's heart and causing her to die of disappointment and sadness. The eternal beauty of this ancient romantic tragedy and Purcell's wonderful music meet in this contemporary staged production, the creators of which not only demonstrate to the audience the complexity and all-encompassing nature of operatic staging, but also the creative process itself.
Between 9.45 and 10.30, we will be running a free (and playful) interactive session for children entitled Tune-Up. We look forward to welcoming groups and individuals who hold tickets to the subsequent performance. Register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, stating the number of participants and their ages, by the Wednesday before the performance at the latest. The activity is recommended for children aged 6 and over, and will take place with a minimum of six children.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Second womanLuca Bojtos
SorceressDiána Ivett Kiss
First witchBorbála Szuromi
Second witchViola Thurnay
Simplicissimus Chamber Ensemble (artistic director: Zsombor Németh)
Discantus Vocal Ensemble (Artistic Director: Péter Mészáros)
Coincidance Ballet Theatre