Dido and Aeneas
Saturday, August 25, 2012
20:00 - All Ages
Cork Opera House’s production of Henry Purcell’s masterpiece takes the tragic story of Queen Dido and her Trojan lover Aeneas and turns it into a rollicking, sexy, steampunk extravaganza.
In February 2011 Cork audiences were blown away by this masterpiece. Cork’s very own international stars Cara O’Sullivan and Mary Hegarty reunite to perform together along with Caitrin Johnsson and Simon Morgan in Henry Purcell’s exquisite masterpiece, based on the Roman poet Virgil’s tragic story of Queen Dido and her Trojan lover, Aeneas. The new orchestration was created by Baroque and contemporary music specialist and violinist, Marja Gaynor for a quartet of multi-instrumentalist musicians. Featuring Marja Gaynor -violin, Carolyn Goodwin - winds, Piia Pakrinnen - accordion and Ilse de Ziah -cello