DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell

August 22, 2017 No Comments

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One of the most favorite baroque English operas will be presented with staging, costumes, and VMI Festival Orchestra. The story is based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her.

Thursday, August 24, 7pm
Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington

Saturday, August 26, 2:00pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main St, Hartford

Cast: 

Dido:
Joanna Dubiela (Aug. 24),
Rachel Laura Abrams (Aug. 26)
Belinda:
Marry McCue
Second Woman:
Heather O’Connor
Aeneas:
Oswaldo Iraheta
Sorceress:
Rachel Laura Abrams (Aug. 24),
Joanna Dubiela (Aug. 24)
First Witch:
Rebecca Batista de Almeida
Second Witch:
Julie Rumbold
Spirit:
Heather O’Connor
First Sailor:
Oswaldo Iraheta

Stage Director: Jurate Svedaite
Conductor: Adrian Sylveen
Company Pianist: Blake Hansen

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