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DIDO reloaded (2013)

(13' of 50') Chamber opera.

Comissioned by OBNC (Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació)
Collaborative opera projects with composers Raquel García-Tomás, Joan Magrané & Octavi Rumbau.
Libretto by Cristina Cordero (based on Nahum Tate's)

DIDO reloaded is a collaborative opera project between four catalan composers. It is a revision of "Dido and Æneas" by Henry Purcell, and the libretto is derived from Nahum Tate's. The focus is on Dido and Belinda with Æneas being absen as a singing role and represented only by the clarinet. 

DIDO reloaded was premiered in the Reial Acadèmia de Medicina, Barcelona in October 2013, and it was performed in Madrid soon after. After a continuation / spinoff (Go, ÆNEAS, Go!) was premiered in Berlin, both pieces were performed together at Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, for a week in November 2014. 

Conductor: Joan Magrané (2013 performances); Francesc Prat (2014 performances)
Stage director: Jordi Pérez Solé
DIDO: María Hinojosa
BELINDA: Anna Alàs
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet: Víctor de la Rosa
Cello: Cèlia Torres
Pre-recorded electronics, if applicable (by each composer). 

DIDO reloaded. Scene III. Reial Acadèmia de Medicina, Barcelona (October 2013)