Works by Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Dido & Aeneas - Premiered in 1689 to a libretto by Nahum Tate
Amphitryon - Premiered in 1690 for John Dryden’s comedy
Dido and Aeneas, unquestionably Purcell’s most emblematic work, is regularly performed by Opera Fuoco and remains a cornerstone of our educational program.
The music for Amphitryon was composed by Henry Purcell in 1690 for John Dryden's comedy inspired by Molière.
St Gallen Theater, Switzerland
July 5, 2009
August 16, 2009
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
November 13, 2009
Cast: Ann Hallenberg / Caroline Meng, Dido - Thomas Dolié / Pierrick Boisseau, Aeneas - Judith van Wanroij / Daphné Touchais, Belinda, 1st witch - Luanda Siqueira / Caroline Meng, 2nd witch - Magid El Bushra, Sorceress - Arthur Espiritu / Matthieu Chapuis, spirit - Arthur Espiritu / Jeffrey Thompson, first sailor - Caroline Meng, Iris - Thomas Dolié, Thyrsis
Orchestra Opera Fuoco - Conductor David Stern