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Dido and Aeneas: An Opera for Distanced Lovers
November 14 - November 29$10 – $50
Music by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) – Libretto by Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
This new production of Purcell’s only true opera features performances by live and remote musicians and media elements conceived by Peter Torpey, all stitched together to be viewed from the safety and comfort of your home. Artistic Director Anne Azéma leads a stellar cast, with Tahanee Aluwihare as Dido, Luke Scott as Aeneas, Camila Parias as Dido’s sister Belinda, and Jordan Weatherston Pitts as the Sorcerer, assisted by students from Longy School of Music of Bard College and the Harvard Choral Fellows directed by Edward Elwyn Jones.
The show will premiere at 6pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020, and will remain available for streaming until November 29, 2020 – ticketbuyers will be emailed links to the show, as well as a pre-concert presentation on Dido and Aeneas by Prof. Ellen T. Harris and a post-performance conversation between Anne Azéma and Peter Torpey.
The trailer was created by Peter Torpey featuring music from the 1979 Boston Camerata recording of Dido and Aeneas.