Henry Purcell - Dido & Aeneas - William Christie, Les Arts Florissants (2010)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 21882 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:06:15 | 17.13 GB
Audio1: Occitan DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2213 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
From the beginning performance, when we see the prologue spoken by Fiona Shaw linking together several myths of ancient Greece with so much wit and panache, we realize that we will have a great artistic experience through the entire show. The little children are nothing more, nothing less, what Purcell had in mind when he composed the opera to be performed at the Josias Priest's girls' school in London in 1688. They do not harm the performance; on the contrary, they add commedy, drama, pathos when and wherever is needed.