Dido and Aeneas

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Henry Purcell wrote Dido & Aeneas in 1680s, but this tragic meditation on destiny, love, and death resonates just as powerfully today. The question about the drama of the lovers: could it have been avoided?, resonates throughout the centuries. Are our plans and dreams annihilated by the external circumstances or did we just shatter them ourselves? For who are the Witches in Dido & Aeneas if not the projection of our fears, weaknesses and anxieties?

The Baroque opera by Henry Purcell, which conveys a still pressing matter, will be performed in August by Capella Cracoviensis.

Natalia Iwaniec choreographer
Capella Cracoviensis choir and period instruments orchestra:
Dido – Dorota Dwojak-Tlałka / Ilona Szczepańska
Aeneas – Piotr Kwinta / Marek Opaska
Belinda – Magdalena Łukawska / Antonina Ruda
Sorcerer – Przemysław Bałka
Witches – Antonina Ruda, Michalina Bienkiewicz
Sailor – Szczepan Kosior
Spirit – Antonina Ruda
Agnieszka Świątkowska concertmaster
Beata Nawrocka violin
Jacek Dumanowski viola
Konrad Górka cello
Michał Skiba double bass
Aleksander Mocek harpsichord

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