Mark Morris, choreographer and conductor Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano Joshua Jeremiah, baritone M|M Yulia Van Doren, soprano Clarissa Lyons, soprano M|M Stephen Sands, tenor Trinity ChoirM|M MMDG Music Ensemble Christine Van Loon, costume design James F. Ingalls, lighting design Robert Bordo, scenic design
PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas
Perhaps more than any other choreographer, Mark Morris is a phenomenal musician, and his seminal 1989 masterwork Dido and Aeneas is a stunning demonstration of the totality of his vision. As his remarkable company dances the timeless story of Virgil’s Aeneid, Morris himself conducts the 17th-century score of Purcell’s opera. Adored mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (“I would hear her sing absolutely anything,” wrote Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times) sings the title role.
Performance begins promptly at its scheduled time. There is no late seating.
This performance is approximately one hour long, with no intermission.
“That remarkable rarity: a work of modern art that looks as though it has come down to us through the ages.” —Washington Post on Dido and Aeneas
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Aug 24–25 at 8:00 Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Martin Fröst, clarinet M|M Layla Claire, soprano M|M Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Paul Appleby, tenor M|M Matthew Rose, bass Concert Chorale of New York James Bagwell, director