Dido and Aeneas

Monday, July 27, 2015
Event Title: Dido and Aeneas
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $29, 35, 47
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: www.chamberfest.com

Festival Gala

Based on Book IV of Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid, performed for the first time in 1689, Henry Purcell’s greatest of English operas receives a faithful revival at Chamberfest, under the meticulous eye of director Alexander Weimann. Intriguingly joined to tonight’s performance is Aeneas and Dido, a contemporary masque by composer James Rolfe and librettist André Alexis.


Alexander Weimann – director

Les Voix Baroques

Monica Whicher – soprano
Pascale Beaudin – soprano
Jacqueline Woodley – soprano
Cassie Webster – soprano
Danielle Reuter-Harrah – mezzo-soprano
Josée Lalonde – alto
Reggie Mobley – alto
Charles Daniels – tenor
Bernard Cayouette – tenor
Jean-Sébastien Allaire – tenor
Sumner Thompson – baritone
Martin Auclair – baritone
Normand Richard – baritone
Chloe Meyers – violin
Noemy Gagnon-Lafrenais – violin
Mieka Michaux – violin
Beiliang Zhu – cello
Dominic Girard – double bass
Matthew Jennejohn – oboe
Curtis Foster – oboe
Andrew Burn – bassoon
Sylvain Bergeron – lute
Mylène Bélanger – harpsichord, organ


Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Rolfe: Aeneas and Dido

This concert is graciously sponsored by Mann Lawyers.

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