PURCELL
DIDO AND AENEAS

NEC’s Jordan Hall

Heartache never sounded more haunting than in this affecting opera which beautifully marries words and music to convey the range of human emotions. Harry Christophers leads the complete opera with enhanced staging by Aidan Lang, the acclaimed General Director at the Seattle Opera.

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 3:00PM

TICKET AVAILABILITY
Our 3.31.19 performance has very limited seat availability. Please check online frequently, or contact our Box Office, as tickets may become available as the concert approaches. If you would like to add your name to our wait list, please call our Box Office with your deposit, 617.266.3605.

Harry Christophers, conductor
Aidan Lang, director
Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano (Dido)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Sorceress/Sailor)
Reginald Mobley, countertenor (Spirit)
Sarah Yanovitch, soprano (Belinda)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano (2nd Woman)
Margot Rood, soprano (1st Witch)
Sarah Brailey, soprano (2nd Witch)
David McFerrin, baritone (Aeneas)
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Purcell:
Chacony in G Minor
A new Irish tune in G Major
“O solitude”
A new Scotch tune in G Major
“Welcome to all the pleasures”
Dido and Aeneas

Approximate concert length: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission

Join us one hour before each concert for a “Musically Speaking” preconcert lecture, co-presented by H+H’s Christopher Hogwood Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa M. Neff, PhD and Ellen Harris, PhD, Professor of Music Emeritus at MIT and acclaimed author of musical biographies, including Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Oxford, 1987).

Harry Christophers discusses Dido and Aeneas.

Purcell: “When I am laid in earth” from Dido and Aeneas
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Purcell: “Come away, fellow sailors” from Dido and Aeneas
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Purcell: “Echo Dance of Furies” from Dido and Aeneas
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor