Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano

First Witch in Dido’s Ghost

Date(s) - November 30, 2023
7:30 am - 9:30 am -

Herbst Theatre


Wesley Stace, libretto

John Butt, conductor
Frederic Wake-Walker, stage director
Nicole Heaston, Dido
Matthew Brook, Aeneas
Nardus Williams, Belinda
Allison Cook, Sorceress

Valérie Sainte-Agathe, chorale director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

About This Concert

Reinvention has always been a theme within classical music—
be it Handel blatantly reusing his own tunes, Mendelssohn giving us his own take on Bach, or Stravinsky ‘remixing’ the classical form. Bringing that tradition right up to date is Dido’s Ghost, effectively providing a sequel to Purcell’s masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, which is performed in its entirety, as if a flashback, in Wallen’s work. Dido’s Ghost bridges worlds and eras, and past blurs into present in an acclaimed new opera that’s direct from premiere performances in London and Edinburgh.