Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.
Dido, the Queen of Carthage, in her frenzied grief, has built a pyre upon which to burn Aeneas’ belongings as well as the bed that they shared. When she sees the Trojan ships sailing away, she flings herself on the bed and stabs herself with Aeneas’ sword.
In the series:
Sun. Nov. 27: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Sun. Dec. 4: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Sun. Dec. 11: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme