‘Dido and Aeneas’

3 June'15
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Specialists in the French and Italian repertoire, the members of Le Poème Harmonique turn this time to one of the great masterpieces of English opera, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. The work, which drew on the traditions of the theatre and of the masque - an entertainment made up of song, dance, instrumental music, and spectacular effects created by stage machinery - allowed the English composer to achieve his dramatic ideal. To celebrate this little gem, the only one of its kind in Purcell's oeuvre, Vincent Dumestre has called on a number of outstanding singers - Isabelle Druet, for example, as Dido, to name but one!

Le Poème Harmonique

orchestra

Vincent Dumestre

conductor

David Bates

choir leader

Isabelle Druet
Caroline Meng
Sarah Jouffroy

mezzo

Henk Neven

bass

Ana Quintans
Jenny Daviet

soprano

Marc Mauillon

baritone

Nicholas Tamagna

countertenor

Le Poème Harmonique
Henry Purcell

Dido and Aeneas

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