Sarah Connolly and Lucas Meachem as the eponymous characters in Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell
Royal Opera House
Directed by Wayne McGregor

The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera join forces for Wayne McGregor’s acclaimed fusion of music and movement. 

Baroque composer Henry Purcell’s classical tale of love thwarted by evil powers stars Sarah Connolly as Dido, Queen of Carthage and Lucas Meachem as Trojan hero Aeneas.

Sung in English, with English subtitles.

Production duration: 1 hr 1 min
Royal Opera House

Cast & creative team


  • Dido, Queen of Carthage
    Sarah Connolly
  • Aeneas, a Trojan Prince
    Lucas Meachem
  • Belinda, Dido's Maid
    Lucy Crowe
  • Sorceress
    Sara Fulgoni
  • Second Woman
    Anita Watson
  • First Witch
    Eri Nakamura
  • Second Witch
    Pumeza Matshikiza
  • Spirit
    Iestyn Davies
  • Sailor
    Ji-Min Park
  • Ensemble
    Dancers of The Royal Ballet


  • Wayne McGregor
  • Laïla Diallo
    Assistant Director and Choreographer
  • Hildegard Bechtler
    Set Designs
  • Fotini Dimou
    Costume Designs
  • Lucy Carter
    Lighting Design
  • Mark Hatchard
    Projection Designer
  • Christopher Hogwood