Dido And Aeneas

(no venue)    4/27/2009 (schedule)

Category:  Opera · Dance · College

Dido and Æneas is an opera by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, from a libretto by Nahum Tate. The first known performance was at a girls' school in the spring of 1689 and hence is given catalogue number Z. 626. It comprises three acts and lasts about an hour

Act 1
Dido's court

The opera opens with Dido in her court with her attendants. Belinda is trying to cheer up Dido, but Dido is full of sorrow, saying 'Peace and I are strangers grown'. Belinda believes the source of this grief to be the Trojan Aeneas, and suggests that ...Read More

Dody Nolan.... Belinda *
Lindsey Piattoly.... Sorceress *
Mary Akin.... Dido *
Randy Bunnell.... Aeneas *
Angie Aldorando.... Second Witch
Charles Skinner.... Mercury
Jimmy Dornier.... Sailor
Miki Byrne.... Coro
Rachel Wilson.... First Witch
Sarah Teague.... Second Lady
*=featured role

Notes: Chorus Auditions will be in January, as well as auditions for the second half of the program which will be Duets and Trios by Henry Purcell.
References: MPC
Record created by: ccandebat

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