Dido and Aeneas

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate.’

Dido, Queen of Carthage, learned that destiny is stronger than even the deepest love, and Henry Purcell turned her tragedy into what might be the first truly great opera in the English language.

It’s a drama that goes straight to the heart, and after a lifetime in early music Sir Roger Norrington is still finding new beauty in this miraculous score.

He’s joined by three superb dramatic singers – and precedes the sorrows with Handel’s gloriously extravagant Water Music: written to entertain Londoners in 1717 and just as much fun in 2019.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Soloists include:
Marie-Claude Chappuis soprano, Dido
Lucy Crowe soprano, Belinda
Benjamin Appl tenor, Aeneas

Repertoire

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - opera in a prologue & 3 acts
Interval
Handel: Water Music Suite

Dates & times

30 Jan 2019
Approximate run time: 135 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)