Actéon/Dido and Aeneas

March 18, 2010, March 20, 2010, March 21, 2010

Alternate Title Actéon / Dido and Aeneas
Premiere World Premiere
Production Language French
Country of Origin France
Description The kickoff to the 2010 BAM Opera Festival, curated by William Christie, this double bill offered Les Arts Florissants’ performances of Purcell’s celebrated Dido and Aeneas, along with Charpentier’s rarely performed Actéon. The New York Times called the presentation “a special delight,” stating that the “simple production is wondrously effective.”          
Identifier 2010s.00954
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
librettistNahum Tate
lighting designerGloria Montesinos
musical directorWilliam Christie
translator/interpretorChris Bergen