Dido and Aeneas, Majestic Theatre, Boston

aeneas_dido(daumier)_small.jpg[Aeneas und Dido by HonorÈ Daumier, 1842]
By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 20 October 2005]
The three witches sport slinky mermaid dresses and carry pink buckets and spades. The chorus has beach balls; the First Sailor splashes in with a surfboard. The stage is one vast, shimmering pool. Dido, alone on her craggy island, broods her way towards inevitable tragedy.