The Angel's Share

Various Artists

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

The Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th St Brooklyn, NY 11232

Sunset Whiskey Tasting: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Twilight Procession to Catacombs: 8-8:30 PM

Performance: 8:30-9:30

Moonlit Walk to Entrance: 9:30-10:00

Each performance includes a pre-concert reception at sunset overlooking New York harbor and the Manhattan skyline.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticketholders must be 21 years or older.

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the long version

Henry Purcell wrote Dido & Aeneas in 1680, but this tragic meditation on destiny, love, and death resonates just as powerfully today. Director Alek Shrader interweaves excerpts from Christopher Marlowe’s play based on the same story, infusing a sense of agency and dignity back to the character of the wounded queen, and the terrible decision she faces when abandoned by the love of her life. With superstar Daniela Mack as Dido, you won't want to miss her sing the heartrending final aria “When I Am Laid in Earth” (!)

The short version

What’s left, when all hope of love is lost? Come to the operatic event of the summer and find out.

The Music

The Artists

Music by Henry Purcell

Directed by Alek Shrader
Lighting by Tláloc López-Watermann
Dancing/Choreography by Liana Kleinman
Costumes by Fay Eva
Makeup by Ivey Ray
Production Management by Cindy Hennon Marino

The Singers:
Daniela Mack, Dido
Paul La Rosa, Aeneas
Molly Quinn, Belinda
Vanessa Cariddi, Sorceress
Marc Molomot, Achates
Brooke Larimer, Anna
Alyssa Martin, Witch Crone
Erin Moll, Witch Maiden
Kannan Vasudevan, Misenus/Ilioneus
Paul Greene-Dennis, King Iarbas

The Orchestra:
Elliot Figg, Music Director and Harpsichord
Jude Ziliak, Violin
Isabelle Seula Lee, Violin
Danika Paskvan, Viola
Anthony Albrecht, Cello
Arnie Tanimoto, Viola da Gamba