Heritage Opera's Beggar's Opera/Dido & Aeneas production is touring the UK North West 31st October to 8 th November, 2008. Photos below are from the dress rehearsal. Further details from the website: http://www.heritageopera.co.uk
Mr Peachum - John Rawnsley Dido/Polly Peachum - Serenna Wagner Belinda - Sarah Helsby-Hughes Aeneas/Macheath - Thomas Eaglen Ms Peachum - Wendy Sharrock Spirit/Sailor/First Courtier/Sorcerer - Eric Cymbir 2nd Courtier/sorcerer (Dido) - Luke Thomas Producer/Conductor - Chris Gill Director(dido)Sarah Helsby-Hughes Lockit/Director (Beggar's Opera) - Dean Taylor
Heritage Opera is a professional opera company performing in historic venues across the UK " ..it seems Lancashire has at last acquired a high-quality opera company of its own." Opera Now July/August 2008
Note: All photos are copyright of Chris Elliott and can be reproduced only with my permission. This is normally available on condition that I am credited as photographer.