DIDO AND AENEAS

The invitation made to choreographers São Castro and António M Cabrita to create “Dido and Aeneas”, came from Luísa Taveira, when she was still artistic director of the National Ballet Company. Considered the crown of the English Baroque Opera, this piece proved to be the perfect challenge for these choreographers, whose artistic language has privileged the experience of the word in gesture and the inner sounding contained in the body reflected in the movement. This identity triggered a journey through Baroque territory, based on a musical and dramaturgical research developed around this tragic love story.

A choreographed opera, which aims to be more than the mere illustration of the plot, driven by the little stories of which we are composed.

Choreography - São Castro and António M Cabrita
Music - Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell - The English Concert & Choir, Trevor Pinnock
Assistance to dramaturgy - Gonçalo M. Tavares
Dancers from National Ballet Company
Light design - Nuno Meira
Costumes - Nuno Nogueira
Set design - Fernando Ribeiro
Production - National Ballet Company

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