2008 The Banff Centre; Kelly Robinson Dir.
Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is a majestic and captivating work.
Costume Design notes. Truly an inspiration for cloth and palette, the costumes embrace a classic line and suggestive silhouette. Dido in her regal gowns and flowing train, Aeneas crowned in Etruscan plumage, both seem interweaved in growing tones of passion. The Sorceress enters bellowing forth in a fiery shroud, while her witch chorus are echoed in shadowy abstraction.