Dido & Aeneas

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Dido & Aeneas

A Musical Delight

A Review by Jonathan Harris

On Saturday 8th August, St Mary’s Finedon was treated to a performance of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas performed by Ad Parnassum, with accompaniment by the Venetian ensemble L’Offerta Musicale.

It was a superb production with insouciance for the limited performing space. With imaginative choreography throughout, this stylish performance was a joy to behold, encapsulating the real essence of Purcell’s drama in one delightful hour. Notable highlights including the remarkably mellifluous singing of Anastasiia Golovina in the role of Belinda and the suitably jovial Josep Viader singing the Sailor. Accompanied by L’Offerta Musicale, a highly talented group of musicians, with spectacular continuo playing by Nicola Lamon, great credit must go to the Director, Maria-Lisa Geyer, and the Musical Director, Riccardo Parravicini, for creating such a fabulous production. We very much hope to see them in Finedon again – not to be missed.