Rhombus Media presents ; the Mark Morris Dance Group; a film by Barbara Willis Sweete ; conceived & choreographed by Mark Morris ; director, Barbara Willis Sweete ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation ; producer, Daniel Iron ; executive producer, Niv Fiehman ; produced by Rhombus Media.
A danced performance of the Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to hearbreak and tragedy.
Subtitle on container: Danced opera [electronic resource]
Music by Henry Purcell ; performed by Tafelmusik Orchestra & Chamber Choir ; director of photography, Milan Podsedly ; editor, Petra Valier.
Performed by Mark Morris Dance Group ; starring, Mark Morris (Dido & the sorceress), Guillermo Resto (Aeneas), Ruth Davidson (Belinda), Rachel Murray (second woman), Tina Fehlandt (first witch), William Wagner (second witch), Kraig Patterson (the sailor).
Singers: Jennifer Lane, Ann Monoyios, Russell Brausn, Shari Saunders, Meredith Hall, Benjamin Buttefield.