Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

 

We are all but playthings of the gods

Sprung from epic poetry and myth, Dido and Aeneas is an opulent tale of power and passion between two formidable rulers and the Sorceress who toys with their fates. This gem of the early music canon will be performed in an intimate, nontraditional venue, featuring singers from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. 

 

Performances take place in the Central City Opera House Gardens in Central City, Colo.

Performing Artists

CREATIVE TEAM

AllCreativeCast

Dan Wallace Miller

Brandon M Eldredge

Pascale Spinney

Corey Gaudreau

Laura Corina Sanders

Sable Strout

Madeline Ehlinger

Carla Vargas Fuster

Madison Rice

Michelle Monroe

Kevin Thomas Harvey

Dan Wallace Miller

Central City Opera: Assistant Director, Billy Budd and Director, Short Works, 2019

Recently: Film Director, Tosca, Seattle Opera; Director, Carmen, Kentucky Opera; Director, Orpheus and Eurydice, Inland Northwest Opera

Director:Dido & Aeneas (2021)

Assistant Director:Carousel (2021)

Brandon M Eldredge

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Trouble in Tahiti, Aida, La cenerentola, Il Postino and Tosca, Virginia Opera; Conductor, Mozart and Salieri, Opera Saratoga

Conductor:Dido & Aeneas (2021)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Carousel and Rigoletto (2021)

Pascale Spinney

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Recently: Léonore, La favorite, Academy of Vocal Arts; Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro, Academy of Vocal Arts; Mercédès, Carmen, Opéra de Montréal

2021:Apprentice Artist

Dido:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

Corey Gaudreau

Hometown: Bristol, CT

Recently: Masetto, Don Giovanni, Pensacola Opera; Commissioner/Yamadori, Madama Butterfly, Shreveport Opera; Álvaro, Florencia en el Amazonas, Pensacola Opera

Past Studio Artist

2021:Apprentice Artist

Aeneas:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Baritone

Laura Corina Sanders

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Recently: Gilda, Rigoletto, Shreveport Opera; Camila, Pepito, Shreveport Opera; The Foreign Woman, The Consul, Baltimore Concert Opera

2021:Apprentice Artist

Belinda:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Soprano

Sable Strout

Hometown: Richmond, ME

Recently: Zerlina, Don Giovanni, Wichita Grand Opera; Josephine, The Story of an Hour, Gramercy Opera; Ado Annie, Oklahoma!, Opera on the James

2021:Apprentice Artist

Giovanna:Rigoletto (2021)

Sorceress:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

Madeline Ehlinger

Hometown: Spring Green, WI

Recently: Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Pittsburgh Opera; Florencia, Florencia en el Amazonas, Yale Opera; Tatyana, Eugene Onegin, Yale Opera

Past Studio Artist

2021:Apprentice Artist

A Page of the Duchess:Rigoletto (2021)

First Witch:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Soprano

Carla Vargas Fuster

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Recently: Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Anne Trulove, The Rake’s Progress, Northwestern University; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte, Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

2021:Apprentice Artist

Second Witch:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Soprano

Madison Rice

Hometown: Houston, TX

Recently: Prince Orlofsky, Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Dinah, Trouble in Tahiti, Northwestern University; Mother Goose, The Rake’s Progress, Northwestern University

2021:Studio Artist

Spirit:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

Michelle Monroe

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

Recently:   La madre, Madama Butterfly, Cedar Rapids Opera; A Narrator, The Blessed Damozel, Central City Opera; Witch, Hansel and Gretel, University of Northern Iowa

Past Apprentice Artist 

2021:Apprentice Artist

Maddalena:Rigoletto (2021)

Woman:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Mezzo-Soprano

Kevin Thomas Harvey

Hometown: Bethel Park, PA

Recently: Parpignol, La bohème, Sarasota Opera; Le Doyen/Le Prince Charmant (cover), Cendrillon, Opera Company of Middlebury; Lieutenant Cable, South Pacific, Jefferson Performing Arts Society

2021:Apprentice Artist

Sailor:Dido and Aeneas (2021)

Voice type:Tenor

Performance Location

Central City Opera House Gardens
124 Eureka St.
Central City, Colo.

2021 Festival

Composer

Henry Purcell

Libretto

Nahum Tate

Sung In

English

Run Time

Approx. 60 minutes