Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas
and Bach’s Coffee Cantata, BWV 211
MBM will conclude the season with period performances of Henry Purcell’s tragic operatic masterpiece, Dido & Aeneas, paired in a double-billing with one of J. S. Bach’s rare comic outings, the mischievous Coffee Cantata―where substance-preoccupation (coffee, no less) and family dynamics collide!
We are pleased to offer the production of Dido & Aeneas as a semi-staged baroque opera featuring outstanding soloists, a full baroque orchestra,and beautiful dancing sequences―thanks to the collaboration of director David Ronis (UW-Madison Opera), Karen McShane–Hellenbrand (UW-Madison Dance Department), and baroque-performance specialist conductor Marc Vallon (UW- Madison Mead Witter School of Music). Come hear spectacular vocal soloists, a sumptuous chorus, gut-strung violins, violas and cellos, viola da gamba, lute, harpsichord, baroque flute―and an amazing wind machine!!
Saturday, April 7, 2018
6:45 pm lecture/ 7:30 pm concert
Sunday, April 8, 2018
2:45 pm lecture/ 3:30 pm concert
First Unitarian Society of Madison–Atrium Auditorium