Sim Canetty-Clarke

Early Opera Company

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
30th Anniversary Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Sun 2 Oct ’22 13:30 uur

Charpentier - Actéon
Purcell - Dido and Aeneas

Early Opera Company: orchestra
Christian Curnyn: artistic director
Dame Sarah Connolly: mezzo-soprano, Dido
Edward Grint: bass-baritone, Aeneas / Chasseur
Hilary Summers: alto, Sorceress / Junon
Sam Boden: tenor, Sailor, Spirit / Actéon, Chasseur
Rowan Pierce: soprano, Belinda, 1st Witch / Diane, Daphné
Miriam Allen: soprano, 2nd Woman, 2nd Witch / Arthebuze, Hyale

Sun 2 Oct ’22
13:30 uur
  • Sun 2 Oct ’22
    13:30 uur
    Main Hall

Henry Purcell's opera 'Dido and Aeneas' lasts only an hour, but not just a mere 60 minutes, because this is no less than an emotional and musical rollercoaster. It has us witnessing at top speed the love affair between Queen Dido, who is actually having doubts at first, and Trojan hero Aeneas.


This concert is part of the anniversary concerts.

To reduce waiting times at the bar to an absolute minimum, we have implemented a cashless interval. A drink is included in your ticket, so you'll have more time to enjoy your company and your drinks.

This popular mini-opera is performed by the Early Opera Company from England. It's a small company, favourite of many critics and winner of countless awards for their recordings on the prestigious Chandos label. No other than the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly - famous for her unrivalled Handel interpretations - is taking the role of Dido.