May 15 - 16 2015
Mark Morris - Dido and Aeneas

Mark Morris - Dido and Aeneas

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Performance generously sponsored by the William Gillespie Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Mark Morris Dance Group portrays a timeless story of love, and betrayal in its highly acclaimed production of Dido and Aeneas, a dance adaptation of English composer Henry Purcell’s 1689 opera of the same name. Combining Baroque vocal music with modern dance, Dido and Aeneas recounts the story of the hero Aeneas, on his way to founding Rome after the Trojan War, and his love affair with Dido, Queen of Carthage.

One of the seminal artists of our time, celebrated choreographer and director Mark Morris formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980 and has since created close to 150 works for the company. He was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation and is also a recipient of the 2013 Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts.

Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris, conductor
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
The Bob Cole Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach

Jamie Van Eyck (Dido/Sorceress)
Douglas Williams (Aeneas)
Sherezade Panthaki (Belinda)

PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas

Pre-Concert Lecture
Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Burton Karson, 7pm  

Admission Info

Tickets start at $35.

Dates & Times

2015/05/15 - 2015/05/16

Additional time info:

Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Burton Karson, 7pm

Location Info