2nd October 2018, 21:00h.
Casa del Teatro, Turin, inauguration INCANTI 2018
Dido and Aeneas
opera by Henry Purcell
on stage Irene Paloma Jona, Gabriel Beddoes dance; Cora Demaria/Elena Campanella, Alberto Jona, Jenaro Meléndrez Chas shadows
Dido: Natalie Lithwick
AEneas: William Allione
Belinda and first dame: Giulia Giraudo
Sourciere: Sara Lacitignola
Second dame and second witch: Noemi Cavallo
Sailor and Mercury: Nuno Santos
In collaboration with the course of Barocque singing of Barbara Zanichelli at G.F.Ghedini Conservatory ofi Cuneo, choir: Eleonora Briatore, Manuela Bianciotto, Paola De Stefanis, Maria Rosaria Giraudi, Teresa Roatta, Margherita Scaramuzzino, Bruno Zanchetta, Daniele Bouchard
Ensemble: Sara Setzu and Fedrica Rolli (violins) Rebecca Scuderi (viola) Gabriele Pellegrini (cello) GianLuca Rovelli (harpsichord)
Conductor: Alessandro Maria Carnelli
Painting, literature, music have told many times the Dido and Aeneas story ofl ove and abandonment. The English composer Henry Purcell made a great impact version during the late '600: the myth told by Virgilio dissolves and mixes with fable, in which witches, magical apparitions and a oneiric atmosphere create a delicate opera in the poetical baroque exultation.
Music, singing and evanescence: on these elements Controluce Teatro d'Ombra tells the story of Dido and Aeneas translating the music in live acting and dancing with shadows. From the first image, the ship of Aeneas crossing the screen-sails, ideal and symbolic place where the drama takes place - the Dido and Aeneas story turns into a great mosaic of the Trojan prince’s memory while he goes away from Carthage for ever to face his hero's destiny.