Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas
2009

Company
The Royal Opera / The Royal Ballet

Director and choreographer
Wayne McGregor

Assistant Director and Choreographer
Laila Diallo

Music
Henry Purcell

Libretto
Nahum Tate

Set Design
Hildegard Bechtler

Costume Design
Fotini Dimou

Video Animation
Mark Hatchard of HotBox Studios

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Originally performed by
Sarah Connolly, Lucas Meachem, Lucy Crowe, Sara Fulgoni
Dancers of The Royal Ballet

Premiere date and venue
31 March 2009, The Royal Opera House, London

'McGREGOR IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A ROCK STAR THAT BALLET CAN CURRENTLY CLAIM'

The New York Times

McGregor's production of the classical tale brought together The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

Purcell's interpretation of a tale of love thwarted by evil powers, came alive in an acclaimed production that brought together The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, with Sarah Connolly and Lucas Meachem in the title roles.

Read a review of Dido and Aenas in The Telegraph.

'THE PRODUCTIONS REPRESENT A WELCOME COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE ROYAL OPERA AND ROYAL BALLET... AN EVENING OF EXQUISITE SENSUAL PLEASURE' 

The Telegraph

Trailer for Dido and Aeneas.