The cast and production team rallied together to overcome terrible weather and winter ailments to present the first ever Rye St Antony production of Purcell's opera 'Dido and Aeneas'.
Beautifully sung, and with stunning movement (thanks to Mr Gill and Miss Sherwood), the cast performed this challenging piece to a very high standard - leaving our audience wanting more (so much so that some people came to see it twice).
I could see the confidence grow in the cast, and despite a 5 day lay-off before the closing performance (thanks to the 'Beast from the East') the final show reached heights that surprised many. Please take a look at the performance in action.
A huge thanks from me to the cast - who saw it through to a triumphant finale - and my brilliant production team, whose energy and 'can-do' approach was inspiring.
Dido and Aeneas