As part of our digital season, we thought to include the three parts of our unusual staging of 17th century music, produced and toured in 2018. None of these archive films of dress rehearsals were intended for a public - but in this year of silence in theatres the performers wanted us to share them with you.
The first of these is the most familiar: Henry Purcell’s extraordinary Dido and Aeneas. “Remember me!” the abandoned Dido calls, and in her eloquent lament she will be remembered forever. Director Sebastian Harcombe and designer Adam Wiltshire conjure in this production a Jacobean night-world, in which a great woman (played by soprano Sky Ingram) contemplates her ruin. This production, with members of the Old Street Band, is conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny.