11 May - 2 Jun 2019 Age guide: 11 - adult


A Unicorn / English National Opera Production

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, re-imagined for the modern age.

  • Directed by Purni Morell
  • Conducted by Valentina Peleggi
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  • Weston Theatre
  • Under 18s: £8 - £18
  • Adults: £10 - £24
  • Preview prices until 12 May
  • Friends & Family Offer
  • 11 May 2019 Sat 14.00 AVAILABLE
  • 12 May 2019 Sun 14.00 AVAILABLE
  • 14 May 2019 Tue 19.00 SOLD OUT
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Age guide: 11 - adult
Duration: Duration: Approx 1 hr 15 mins

English National Opera and the Unicorn join forces for the very first time to create a new production of Purcell's powerful and emotional masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults.

Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other, in any big city. We watch through her eyes as her mother - heroine, feminist icon, modern parent - slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences.

Directed by the Unicorn's former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by ENO's Valentina Peleggi, this contemporary production will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others a chance to see a familiar and much-loved opera in a new light. 

Sung in English.

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Booking dates

Booking opens to Unicorn and ENO members on 1 May 2018, 10am
To Unicorn e-newsletter subscribers on 15 May, 1pm
Is on general sale to the public from 22 May, 10am

For Schools

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13, college and university students.

A free downloadable resource will be available for this show by the end of June 2018. It will include a little more about the opera, the production and interviews with key members of the creative team.

Ticket Offers

Preview prices 11 - 12 May: Under 18s £8 - £14, Adults £10 - £20
Weekday prices: Under 18s £8 - £16, Adults £12 - £22
Weekend prices: Under 18s £10 - £18, Adults £14 - £24

Family & Friends offer from 15 May: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket and excludes other offers). 

Cast & Creative Team

Directed by Purni Morell 
Conducated by Valentina Peleggi 
Show image by Hugo Glendinning


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