With support from King’s Cultural Institute, in November 2016 Helios Collective and King’s College London’s Music Department co-presented a series of reimagined readings of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as Dido and Belinda.
To bring radically new meaning to a play is a virtue. To bring radically new meaning to a musical score is sacrilege. But why? Why shouldn’t musicians be as creative and interpretative as actors?
Here’s your chance to meet the creative team being Dido and Belinda.
In this interview, mezzo-soprano Camilla Bull talks about becoming Dido in Helios Collective’s production of Dido and Belinda.
Lighting Designer for Dido and Belinda, Robert Youngson, is busy working on building a rig in The Great Hall of King’s College London for this specific production to create a unique dramatic statement.
A theatre director looks at an opera and asks how can this text tell us something about ourselves? Musicians look at it and ask what does the composer want?