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 Stepanek
The Royal Opera Extra Chorus Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Conductor: Christopher Hogwood Stage Director: Wayne McGregor
BONUS MATERIAL 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