ROH Les Troyens (recorded) 2012
Les Troyens is opera at its most epic. The sheer scale of its story, music, passion, staging and performers make this one of the great Royal Opera events of the decade. Berlioz’s great work is one of the most fabulously rich of all operas, a tour de force of passion in
music, with extraordinarily demanding roles for the principal cast.
The story is taken from Virgil’s great poem The Aeneid, and dramatizes the fall of Troy and Enée’s (Aeneas’) doomed affair with Didon (Dido), Queen of Carthage. It brings alive a wealth of human emotions set against the monumental canvas of the rise and fall of empires.
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