Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 8pm
Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 3pm
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.
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.
BEMF VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Laura Pudwell, Dido
Douglas Williams, Aeneas
Yulia Van Doren, Belinda
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
BEMF DANCE ENSEMBLE
Caroline Copeland & Carlos Fittante, Featured Baroque Dancers