Henry Purcell: Dido and Æneas

Keith Kibler, artistic director – Dan Foster, conductor

Friday, May 29, 2009 :: 8:00 p.m.
Chapin Hall, Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

$15 / students free

Dido – Vivien Shotwell
Æneas – Woodrow Bynum
Sorceress – Keith Kibler
Belinda – Erin Casey
Witches – Sabrina Manna, Ann Marie Grathwol
The Sailor – Doug Paisley
2nd Woman – Augusta Caso
Spirit, actor – Gwyndolyn Tunnicliffe
Actor – Patrick Madden

Ensemble – Aœde Consort

Lisa Rautenberg, violin
Kevin Bushee, violin
James Bergin, viola
André Laurent O’Neil, violoncello
Robert Zimmerman, double bass
Dan Foster will conduct from the harpsichord

Hear The New Opera in a concert production of Henry Purcell’s dramatic masterpiece, Dido and Æneas. Enjoy first class singing from a cast headed up by Vivien Shotwell, 2009 regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera contest.