WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
MasterVoices presents Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas. The performance will feature a World Premiere prologue to Dido and Aeneas by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, First Daughter Suite) that presents the three Fates that control Dido's destiny. MasterVoices' production of Dido and Aeneas will be semi-staged, and will feature the direction and choreography of Doug Varone, the dancers of his company Doug Varone and Dancers, conducting by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the MasterVoices chorus, and Orchestra of St. Luke's. The cast, hailing from both the Broadway and opera worlds, is comprised of Kelli O'Hara (Tony Award Winner, The King and I) as Dido, Victoria Clark (Tony Award Winner, The Light in the Piazza) as the Sorceress, Elliot Madore of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions) Aeneas, and Anna Christy (Les contes d'Hoffmann, the Metropolitan Opera) as Belinda.