Armonico Consort & Baroque Players
Director | Christopher Monks
This performance has been generously supported by Hilary Eldridge, member of our Conductor’s Circle, in memory of her husband Jack Eldridge.
Whilst Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is the only complete opera written during his short life, it has become a work at the heart of British musical heritage. In a highly emotionally charged and entertaining performance ,the epic tragedy of a queen, a soldier and an illicit love is told through a spectacularly rich array of music. The work culminates in the one of the most moving arias ever written, Dido’s heart-wrenchingly stoical lament ‘When I am laid in earth’.
Dido: Elizabeth Adams
Aeneas: Robert Davies
Belinda: Eloise Irving
Sorceress: William Towers
Drunken Sailor: Graham Neal
Filming Location: The Court House, Warwick, June 2020