Dido & Aeneas, 2021 (POSTPONED due to COVID-19)

Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell
with a prelude of Purcell’s Welcome to all the Pleasures
Presented by Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble as part of their 25th anniversary season

Friday, March 27 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 28 at 3 pm, with reception to follow

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church (map)
152 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

James John, Cerddorion’s Artistic Director, Conductor–Musical Director
Christopher Caines, Director/Choreographer
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
and a fine period band, players TBA
Philip Sandstrom, Lighting Designer
Olivia Hern, Costume Designer

Cast —

Dido Alison Taylor Cheeseman
Aeneas Bradley J. King
Belinda Merrin Lazyan
Sorceress Jordan Rutter
Melissa, aka Second Woman Anna Harmon
Diana (her statue and the goddess herself) Leigh Schanfein, dancer
The Sorceress’ Familiar Drew Paramore, actor
Aeneas’s Admiral (“1st Sailor”) Gerard Gallagher, baritone
Sorceress’s Spirit/Witch in the guise of Mercury Allegra Kuney, alto
Sarah (alto soloist lady-in-waiting in 7, etc.) Jamie Carrillo, alto
Witch 1 Ellen Schorr
Witch 2 Talya Jennings


You can buy them online, or at the door.