|Dido and Aeneas - Roman fresco, |
Pompeian Third Style (10 BC - 45 AD),
It is routine for actors to bring new meaning (sometimes radically) to old texts, but in music the score is sacrosanct. With singers Camilla Bull, Isolde Roxby, Sam Pantcheff, Lily Papaioannou and an instrumental ensemble, the company will present a version of Dido and Aeneas where choruses have been re-harmonised, songs re-ordered and orchestration and musical style adjusted. Each evening a workshop, chaired by Professor Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Professor of Music at King’s College London, will explore the processes involved in creating the performance.
Further information from the King's College London website.