Dido and Aeneas // Henry Purcell

Aeneas
Royal Opera House
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Wayne McGregor, director

“The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera join forces for Wayne McGregor’s acclaimed fusion of music and movement, whose richly layered designs perfectly complement Purcell’s telling of a classic tale of love thwarted by evil powers. With Sarah Connolly and Lucas Meachem in the title roles, Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.” — DVD Back Cover

 

“Lucas Meachem [is] a quarterback hunk of an Aeneas.”

— The Telegraph

“Lucas Meacham is an impressive Aeneas, catching the character’s wavering loyalties well…”

— ClassicsToday.com

“Lucas Meachem sings Aeneas with a magnificence…”

— The Guardian

“Meachem is a comparatively callow presence — an imbalance that may be built into the opera itself — but he brings a fresh, firm baritone to the assignment.”

— Opera News