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Dido And Aeneas, 28 September 1965

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Henry Purcell

Librettist: Nahum Tate

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Belinda: Elizabeth Robson

Dido: Janet Baker

2nd Lady In Waiting: Lorna Elias

Aeneas: Thomas Hemsley

Sorceress: Yvonne Minton

1st Witch: Clare Walmesley

Voice Of Mercury: Clare Walmesley

2nd Witch: Elizabeth Bainbridge

Sailor: Ryland Davies

Production Team

Original Producer: Franco Enriquez

Set Designer: Lorenzo Ghiglia

Costume Designer: Lorenzo Ghiglia

Lighting Designer: Francis Reid

Choreographer: Pauline Grant