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MasterVoices

Dido and Aeneas

  • Mainstage
  • Apr 28 - 29, 2016
  • Tickets start at $30

  • Overview

    Don’t miss Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark, and celebrated opera singers Elliot MadoreAnna Christy, and Sarah Mesko, in a semi-staged version of Henry Purcell’s tempestuous Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas, featuring the singers of MasterVoicesOrchestra of St. Luke’s, and Doug Varone and Dancers. Conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling and directed and choreographed by Obie Award winner Doug Varone, Dido and Aeneas tells the story of the widowed Queen of Carthage (O’Hara) and the war hero Aeneas (Madore), two ill-fated lovers driven apart by a devious Sorceress (Clark).

    Formerly known as The Collegiate Chorale, MasterVoices has been “a valuable part of the New York music scene” (The New York Times) for nearly 75 years. In partnership with City Center, the group will bring Purcell’s opera and a world premiere prologue composed by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, First Daughter Suite) to spellbinding life.



    For more information visit MasterVoices.org

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  • Videos

    • A first look at Dido and Aeneas
      with Kelli O’Hara, Victoria Clark, and Ted Sperling

  • Cast & Credits

    Music by Henry Purcell
    Lyrics by Nahum Tate 
    World Premiere prologue by Michael John LaChiusa

    Starring Kelli O’Hara, Victoria ClarkElliot MadoreAnna Christy, and Sarah Mesko
    Featuring MasterVoices (Formerly The Collegiate Chorale), Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Doug Varone and Dancers

    Conducted by Ted Sperling
    Director and Choreographer: Doug Varone
    Scenic Consultant: David Korins
    Gowns provided by Christian Siriano

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