Javascript Menu by

Bullfrog Films

610-779-8226; 800-543-3764; P.O. Box 149 Oley, PA 19547
Email ListRss Info
Bookmark and Share
Bullfrog Films

is a leading source of educational DVDs & videos, with a collection of over 700 titles in these main subject areas:

  Climate Change
  Social Justice
  Developing World
  Indigenous Peoples
  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Political Science
  Performing Arts
  Women’s Studies
  Children’s Films
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .

Our site enables you to order securely online with a credit card or purchase order, or you can use our printable order form for faxing or mailing.
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Receive occasional notice of our new releases and special offers. Your address won’t be traded or sold.

Dido and Aeneas
A Danced Opera

The critically-acclaimed Mark Morris dance production of the baroque operatic masterwork.

A printer-friendly version of this page 55 minutes
Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete
Produced by Rhombus Media
Music by Henry Purcell
Performed by Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Choreography by Mark Morris

This adaptation of the critically acclaimed and provocative dance production by Mark Morris takes a fresh and controversial approach to the baroque operatic masterwork written in 1689 by Henry Purcell.

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 heartbreak and tragedy.

DIDO AND AENEAS stars Mark Morris himself in the dual roles of Dido and the Sorceress, and the supporting roles are performed by the incomparable Mark Morris Dance Group.

Tafelmusik provides accompaniment to a superb cast of vocal soloists including the great American mezzo Jennifer Lane.

Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1996     Copyright Date: 1995
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-352-8     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-650-X

"This lavish production is faultless from stunning photography to brilliant choreography from Mark Morris."

"A successful blend of opera and dance. The production works marvelously...the camera can soar over the dancers to linger on the opera chorus and soloists."
John Doyle, Globe and Mail Broadcast Week.

"Unlike other dance videos it is not merely a recording of a dance performance - it is a film in its own right with amazing cinematography, camera angles, and creative visual integration of the opera and dance elements."
Sheela Lambert, Anything That Moves

"The music...(is) truly excellent...modern dance programs will find this a valuable teaching tool."
Charles H. Burkhart, MC Journal

"WORTH SINGING ABOUT...Choreographer Mark Morris gives a striking twist to his production...There's a lot to admire here, including the playing by Tafelmusik and the mostly offscreen singing by Canadian artists."
Now Magazine

Select your institution type

Dido and Aeneas

"This lavish production is faultless from stunning photography to brilliant choreography." Starweek

Awards and Festivals
Golden Spire, San Francisco International Film Festival
Gold Apple, National Educational Media Competition
Rockie, Best Performing Arts Special, Banff Television Festival
Chris Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Best Arts Documentary, Gemini Awards
Special Mention, Il Coreografo Electtronico, Italy
Silver Screen Award, US International Film & Video Festival
Golden Sheaf Nomination, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival
FIPA, France

Performing Arts

Related Titles

Don Giovanni
Mozart's opera presented from the point of view of Don Giovanni's servant, Leporello.

The Lanza Sessions
Celebrates opera singer, Mario Lanza, and his music.

Marcelo Alvarez
Argentinian tenor seeks inspiration from work of deceased tango singer, Carlos Gardel.

Falling Down Stairs
Bach's 3rd Suite for Cello interpreted through dance.

Tectonic Plates
Adaptation-integration of the stage play by Robert Lepage.

Satie and Suzanne
Erik Satie's life and music captured in fanciful choreography. With Cirque du Soleil.

The Planets
A figure skating and modern dance fantasia.

A spectacular dance fantasy drawing on the world of myth.

Home | About Us | Subjects | Specials | Titles A - Z | New Releases | FAQ | Order Information | Contact

Website design by HYPERSPHERE.
Pages generated using Film Distribution Software™

Bullfrog & Bullfrog Films are registered trademarks of Bullfrog Films, Inc.
All photographs are protected by copyright. For permission to use,
and high resolution press stills, please contact Bullfrog Films.

©2009 Bullfrog Films, Inc. All rights reserved.