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Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas

Opera in three acts
Libretto by Nahum Tate
World Premiere in 1689 at the Boarding School for Girls in Chelsea

Cycle « mémoire.s et résilience »

En anglais, avec surtitres en français & allemand

Introduction à l’opéra par les Amis de l’Opéra une ½ heure avant chaque représentation (FR).

Âge recommandé: 16 / Nudité / Fumée

Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas is a monumental work in Baroque opera, an achievement all the more remarkable for his first opera. It is a first, too, for director and choreographer Franck Chartier who has clearly enjoyed playing with the art form. His is a radical reimagining in which he overlays the original unfolding tragedy of the heartbroken Queen of Carthage with a hallucinatory vision in a parallel universe. As pictures twirl on the wall and a discarded jacket moves like a man, the surreal dimension makes Dido’s internal anguish come to life.
As artistic director of Belgian dance collective Peeping Tom, Franck Chartier presses his dancers into the service of his whirlwind production, having split the opera’s roles into speaking, dancing and singing parts. Emmanuelle Haïm navigates a musical route for the Le Concert d’Astrée orchestra, adding some new music by Atsushi Sakaï to emphasise the parallel universe.

Musical Director Emmanuelle Haïm
Stage Director & choreographer Franck Chartier (Peeping Tom)
Creation & direction of musical interludes Atsushi Sakaï
Dramaturgy Clara Pons
Scenographer Justine Bougerol
Costume Designer Anne-Catherine Kunz
Lighting Designer Giacomo Gorini
Sound design Raphaëlle Latini
Choir director Alan Woodbridge
Singing Master Benoît Hartoin
Stage direction Assistants Lulu Tikovsky & Luc Birraux
Choreography Assistant Louis Clément da Costa
Artistic collaborator Eurudike De Beul

Dido / Sorceress / Spirit Marie-Claude Chappuis
Belinda / 2nd Witch Emőke Baráth
Aeneas / Sailor Jarrett Ott
2nd Woman / 1st Witch Marie Lys
Creation & performance by the artists of Peeping Tom Eurudike De Beul, Leo De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hunmok Jung, Brandon Lagaert, Chen-Wei Lee, Yichun Liu, Romeu Runa

Orchestra & chorus Concert d’Astrée

Production Grand Théâtre de Genève
Co-production Opéra de Lille; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Premiere of this production on 2 May 2021 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève


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Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg
1 Rond-point Schuman


Date Hours
Wednesday 27/04/2022 20H00 - 20H00
Friday 29/04/2022 20H00 - 20H00


Adultes Cat 1 65 €
Adultes Cat 2 40 €
Adultes Cat 3 25 €
Jeunes 8 €



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