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TWO PERFORMANCES! | Purchase tickets

Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 8pm

Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 3pm

New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

O'Dette Stubbs Blin Watkins Sullivan

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer

Be there for the can't-miss event of Boston's concert season as the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series presents its third annual production, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
A landmark in operatic history, Purcell's music vividly recounts the joyous love of Dido, proud Queen of Carthage, and the Trojan hero Aeneas-and their ill-fated, tragic separation, leading inexorably to Dido's famous dying lament. The exquisite drama comes alive with superlative singing, lavish costumes, Baroque dance, and outstanding performances from the three-time Grammy-nominated BEMF Chamber Ensemble.

Pudwell Williams Van Doren Copeland Fittante

Laura Pudwell, Dido
Douglas Williams, Aeneas
Yulia Van Doren, Belinda
Caroline Copeland & Carlos Fittante, Featured Baroque Dancers

Teresa Wakim, Second Woman, Lady in Waiting for Dido

Brenna Wells, First Witch/First Enchantress

Carrie Henneman Shaw, Second Witch/Second Enchantress

Jose Lemos, Spirit in form of Mercury

Jason McStoots, Sorceress

Zachary Wilder, Sailor

Thea Lobo, Vocal Ensemble

Annie Rosen, Vocal Ensemble

Michael Barrett, Vocal Ensemble

Ulysses Thomas, Vocal Ensemble

John Proft, Vocal Ensemble

Olivier Laquerre, Vocal Ensemble


Pre-concert talks: Join us one hour before each performance for an engaging talk featuring Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor of Music at MIT, and members of the BEMF Directorial Team.