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The Resource Dido and Aeneas, music by Henry Purcell ; libretto by Nahum Tate ; a co-production of the Royal Opera House and Opus Arte

Dido and Aeneas, music by Henry Purcell ; libretto by Nahum Tate ; a co-production of the Royal Opera House and Opus Arte

Label
Dido and Aeneas
Title
Dido and Aeneas
Statement of responsibility
music by Henry Purcell ; libretto by Nahum Tate ; a co-production of the Royal Opera House and Opus Arte
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The classic Dido and Aeneas combines traditional performances of the opera singers with contemporary dance. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy
Cataloging source
FDA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Jonathan Haswell ; producer, James Whitbourn ; Set designs, Hildegard Bechtler ; lighting design, Lucy Carter
Date time place
  • Recorded live at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London on 3 and 8 April 2009
  • First performance by the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, 31March, 2009
Language note
Sung in English, with English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian subtitles
PerformerNote
Sarah Connolly (Dido) ; Lucas Meachem (Aeneas) ; Lucy Crowe (Belinda) ; Sara Fulgoni (Sorceress) ; the Royal Opera/The Royal Ballet ; Orchestra of the Age of Enlighternment ; Wayne McGregor, director and choreographer ; Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Runtime
72
Technique
live action
Label
Dido and Aeneas, music by Henry Purcell ; libretto by Nahum Tate ; a co-production of the Royal Opera House and Opus Arte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German inserted in container
  • Special features include: illustrated Synopsis; Cast Gallery; interview with Wayne McGregor
Accompanying material
1 booklet (25 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 72 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478010180
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
OA 1018 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn477404317
  • (OCoLC)ocn506551376
System details
DVD; all regions; LPCM stereo., DTS surround; aspect ratio 16:9, anamorphic
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dido and Aeneas, music by Henry Purcell ; libretto by Nahum Tate ; a co-production of the Royal Opera House and Opus Arte
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German inserted in container
  • Special features include: illustrated Synopsis; Cast Gallery; interview with Wayne McGregor
Accompanying material
1 booklet (25 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 72 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478010180
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
OA 1018 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn477404317
  • (OCoLC)ocn506551376
System details
DVD; all regions; LPCM stereo., DTS surround; aspect ratio 16:9, anamorphic
Video recording format
DVD

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