Dido and Aeneas
Reclaiming the Queen
Two performances, two venues. Tickets on sale below!
A different look at the mythical queen of Carthage who, in this baroque masterpiece, dies of love and grief when Aeneas abandons her to continue his voyage to Rome. A tragic love story. Yet...
This is a woman who rescued her people from suffering using intelligence and cunning. A queen who ruled a kingdom by herself. Another powerful woman buried in history under the stories of men.
Framed by Purcell's breathtaking score, Opera Box brings an exploration of the true character of Dido, as presented in Virgil's The Aeneid.
Dido - Joanna Gates
Aeneas - Jackson Williams
Belinda - Tracy Sturgis
Dido's soul (Sorceress) - Paula Rivera-Dantagnan
Second woman - Noel Graves-Williams
First soul - Nora Wadsworth (Anonymous 16)
Second soul - Luna Dantagnan (Anonymous 16)
Spirit - Victoria Conroy (Anonymous 16)
Sailor - Josh Powell (Anonymous 16)
Amor - Jaleel Bivins (Anonymous 16)
Continuing its mission of bringing opera to children and youth, Opera Box presents its first production geared specifically to a teenage to adult audience. We are proud to feature Commonwealth Youthchoir's select ensemble, Anonymous 16, in chorus and solo roles.
Music Director - Isaac Dae Young
Staging Director - Paula Rivera-Dantagnan
Chorus master - Larry Hoenig
March 15, 7pm
Unitarian Society of Germantown
6511 Lincoln Dr
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19119
March 16, 7pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore
301 N Chester Rd
Swarthmore Pennsylvania PA 19081