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Dido & Aeneas

Author: Barbara Willis SweeteDaniel IronMark MorrisGuillermo RestoRuth DavidsonAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2000]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A danced performance of the Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy.
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Genre/Form: Filmed ballets
Filmed operas
Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Henry Purcell; Aeneas, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Willis Sweete; Daniel Iron; Mark Morris; Guillermo Resto; Ruth Davidson; Rachel Murray; Tina Fehlandt; William Wagner; Kraig Patterson; Jennifer Lane; Russell Braun; Ann Monoyios; Shari Saunders; Meredith Hall; Benjamin Butterfield; Jeanne Lamon; Nahum Tate; Virgil.; Henry Purcell; Mark Morris Dance Group.; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.; Rhombus Media (Firm); Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 44122747
Language Note: Sung and subtitled in English.
Notes: Libretto by Nahum Tate, based on his play Brutus of Alba and Virgil's Aeneid.
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Produced in 1995 by Rhombus Media in association with Channel 4 Television UK ... [et al.].
Credits: Director of photography, Milan Podsedly ; editor, Petra Valier ; choir director, Ivars Taurin.
Cast: Mark Morris Dance Group ; Mark Morris, dancer, Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano (Dido; the sorceress) ; Guillermo Resto, dancer, Russell Braun, baritone (Aeneas) ; Ruth Davidson, dancer, Ann Monoyios, soprano (Belinda) ; Rachel Murray, dancer, Shari Saunders, soprano (second woman) ; Tina Fehlandt, dancer, Shari Saunders, soprano (first witch) ; William Wagner, dancer, Meredith Hall, soprano (second witch) ; Kraig Patterson, dancer, Benjamin Butterfield, tenor (the sailor).
Performer(s): Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Choir ; music director, Jeanne Lamon.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; linear stereo PCM.
Other Titles: Dido and Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas (Choreographic work : Morris)
Responsibility: Rhombus Media presents the Mark Morris Dance Group in a film by Barbara Willis Sweete ; conceived and choreographed by Mark Morris ; music by Henry Purcell ; producer, Daniel Iron ; director, Barbara Willis Sweete.

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A danced performance of the Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy.

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