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Recorded Live At Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2009
Dido, Queen of Carthage: Sarah Connolly
Aeneas, a Trojan prince: Lucas Meachem
Belinda, Dido’s maid: Lucy Crowe
Sorceress: Sara Fulgoni
Second Woman: Anita Watson
First Witch: Eri Nakamura
Second Witch: Pumeza Matshikiza
Spirit: Iestyn Davies
Sailor: Ji-Min Park
Dancers of The Royal Ballet: Olivia Cowley, Melissa Hamilton,
Cindy Jourdain, Iohna Loots, Kristen McNally, Samantha Raine, Paul Kay,
Brian Maloney, Steven McRae, Xander Parish, Liam Scarlett, Johannes
The Royal Opera Extra Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Stage Director: Wayne McGregor
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interview with Wayne McGregor.
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 3rd &
8th April 2009.
‘Dido is perfectly integrated, and the expressively stylised movements that
McGregor has devised for the singers make a fascinating contrast to the gyrations
of the corps de ballet. …The casts were excellent. [Sarah Connolly] struck gold
with a heartbreaking account of "When I am laid". The sensitivity of her acting
and her intense musicality was striking throughout. Lucy Crowe made a delightful
Belinda, with Lucas Meachem a quarterback hunk of an Aeneas. The young ad
hoc chorus sang beautifully.’ The Telegraph
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