Dido and Aeneas

2020 Festival Update

Out of commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our staff, artists and community, Central City Opera has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Festival until 2021 due to ongoing health concerns caused by COVID-19. We believe the decision is in the best interest of all involved and look forward to singing extraordinary stories again soon. We will be contacting all of our 2020 ticket holders directly with options including converting to donation, exchange for 2021 or a full refund. In addition, we have established the CCO COVID-19 Relief Fund to support our 2020 Festival company and Central City Opera during this challenging time.

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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 Lanny and Sharon Martin Foundry Rehearsal Center at 215 Eureka Street, Central City, Colo.

Performing Artists


Dan Wallace Miller

Brandon Eldredge

Dan Wallace Miller

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

Recently: Director, Don Giovanni, Opera Naples; Associate Director, Silent Night, Washington National Opera; Director, Il trovatore, Seattle Opera

Director:Dido & Aeneas (2020)

Assistant Director:Carousel (2020)

Brandon Eldredge

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Aida, La Cenerentola, Il Postino and Tosca, Virginia Opera; Conductor, Mozart and Salieri, Opera Saratoga

Conductor:Dido & Aeneas (2020)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Carousel and Rigoletto (2020)

Performance Location

The Lanny and Sharon Martin Foundry Rehearsal Center
215 Eureka Street
Central City, Colo.


Henry Purcell


Nahum Tate

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