Dido and Aeneas: A funeral for the Queen of Carthage, Barbican, London, October 2018

Music Director: Richard Egarr

Stage Director: Thomas Guthrie

Designer: Ruth Paton

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL ******

‘This was a stunning idea: or rather set of ideas….A remarkable evening.’

GUARDIAN ****

‘The puppets simultaneously distanced and universalised the story, their faces marmoreal, their limbs expressive, their voices compelling.’

THE TIMES ****

“…technically inventive concert staging.”

BACH TRACK ****

‘..ritualistic and uncanny, suspended between the abstract and the intensely felt. It hurt in all the right places, a deeply moving performance.’

ARTSDESK ****

‘The puppets, which Guthrie dubs ‘transitional objects’, paradoxically make the drama more human’.

 

 

 

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