This score in two parts – Prologue and Epilogue –, with a specific libretto and requiring a staging, was commissioned by the Mozarteum University in Salzburg to provide a framework for the production of Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Æneas.
Combining the diversity of musical writings with that of the literary interpretations of the two librettos, dramaturgical visions of two different natures that question each other are thus confronted.
Dido, abandoned by divine decision, opposes Elissa sovereign in the fulfilment of her destiny.
(translation Hjördis Thébault)
23, 24, 26 et 27 june 2023, Max Schleret Saal in Salzbourg.
Direction musicale : Kai Röhrig
Mise en scène : Rosamund Gilmore
Libretto : Élisabeth Gutjahr
Musical : Henry Fourès
Recording and audio mixing in the G.M.E.M. — Centre national de création musicale, Marseille : Henry Fourès and Paul Sarraguigne
1 cor anglais, 1 basson, cordes 4-4-2-2-1, percussions, solistes SST, chœur SATB, sonorisation (sons enregistrés)