Jephte/Dido and Aeneas

By Neil Fisher, Touring [Times Online, 17 October 2006]
THIS is a company that is never short of ambition, no matter what its bank manager might say. And this autumn English Touring Operaís no doubt meagre resources are being stretched further than ever in a festival celebrating the Baroque. It began with the worldís first indisputably great opera, Monteverdiís Orfeo; now it continues with an English icon, Purcellís Dido and Aeneas, alongside Carissimiís oratorio, Jephte.