Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music is partnering with Opera Memphis to produce Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” on April 17 and 18 at Playhouse on the Square as part of the Midtown Opera Festival, an 11-day event that runs through April 19.
“Dido and Aeneas” is a tragic tale of the love between Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Trojan hero Aeneas. The opera will be performed using instruments authentic to the Baroque period and will feature:
Guest Director: Zak Ozmo
Violins: Bianca Balderama, Roy Brewer, Yennifer Corriera, Kate Ryan
Violas: Sarah Lyle, Trisha Whiteside
Viola da gamba: Joshua Keller
Double bass: Tim Goodwin
Harpsichord: Matthew Bogart
Therobo/guitar: John Bass
Performances of “Dido and Aeneas” will take place at Playhouse on the Square on April 17 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and April 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.