Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Joyce DiDonato / Fatma Said / Andrew Staples

Il Pomo d’Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev

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Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato © Salva Lopez
Fatma Said
Fatma Said © James Bort
Andrew Staples
Andrew Staples © Andrew Staples
Il Pomo d'Oro
Il Pomo d'Oro © Nicola Dalmaso

A legendary opera with a legendary line-up

Henry Purcell’s »Dido and Aeneas« is incredibly popular, and that not only among die-hard Baroque fans. With a star line-up including Joyce DiDonato, Andrew Staples and Fatma Said accompanied by the award-winning Italian Baroque orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, we have all the ingredients for a magical and memorable evening.

In this compact, one-hour opera, Purcell narrates a tragic – and classically operatic – love story, breaking a number of the musical conventions of his time in the process. This pioneering quality is one of the reasons Purcell’s only opera has remained popular to this day.

Before the interval, there is an opportunity to hear Giacomo Carissimi’s »Historia di Jephte«. Carissimi took the harrowing Biblical story of Jephthah, who sacrifices his own daughter out of faithfulness to God, and turned it into music full of intense Baroque emotions.


Il Pomo d’Oro

Joyce DiDonato Dido

Andrew Staples Aeneas, Jephte

Fatma Said Belinda

Beth Taylor Sorceress

Hugh Cutting Spirit

Carlotta Colombo Filia, Second Woman

Massimo Altieri Sailor

Alena Dantcheva First Enchantress

Anna Piroli Second Enchantress

Maxim Emelyanychev harpsichord and director


Giacomo Carissimi
Historia di Jephte / oratorio

– Interval –

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas / opera in three acts, Z 626

Concert performance in English

Pre-Concert Talk

with Meike Pfister (in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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