Heart or crown? Love or obligation? Dido, the Queen of Carthage, has to choose, since her feelings toward the Trojan Aeneas could make her a weak monarch. A good pick to begin the year, with one of the most beautiful British baroque operas refreshed by young artists from Tristan & Associates. Director Tristan Braun, a Sasha Waltz collaborator, even invites dancers to blur the boundaries between magic and realities at the Queen’s court.
Originally published in issue #123, January 2014.