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Dido and Aeneas

 
 
 
 
 
May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Ars Lyrica Houston / Zilkha Hall

The 2020/21 Ars Lyrica season concludes with a new production of the first masterpiece of English opera. Henry Purcell, early modern England’s greatest musical dramatist, infused his chosen texts with both beauty and pathos. His Dido & Aeneas is a miracle of operatic economy, with lively dancing, memorable choruses, and at its center a noble heroine who loves too well: her demise is both tragic and transcendent.

Lauren Snouffer, Belinda
Abigail Fisher, Dido
Mark Diamond, Aeneas
Nicholas Garza, Sorceress˚

The New York Baroque Dance Company
Catherine Turocy, stage director & choreographer

The Moores School Concert Chorale
Betsy Weber, choral preparation

˚Ars Lyrica debut