Opera Atelier to Open Season with Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Atelier is set to open its 2022-23 season with “Dido and Aeneas.”

The production will be held at the Elgin Theatre on Oct 20, 22, and 23.

Marshall Pynkoski, C.M., Founding Co-Artistic Director said,“We are thrilled to be returning to the Elgin Theatre, after a four-year absence, with Purcell’s extraordinary work, Dido and Aeneas. At roughly one-hour in length, the opera also functions wonderfully as an introduction to the artform for audiences who have not yet experienced opera or ballet, including children and young adults.”

“Dido and Aeneas” is set to star Soprano Meghan Lindsay, tenor Colin Ainsworth, soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano Mireille Asselin, soprano Cynthia Akemi Smithers, mezzo soprano Danielle MacMillan, and tenor Spencer Britten.

The 60-minute production will include stage direction by Pynkoski, the full corps of the Artists of Atelier Ballet, with choreography by Founding Co-Artistic Director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M., and also features a select orchestra of superb soloists from Tafelmusik on period instruments.

There will be a pre-performance talk before each performance in the Elgin Theatre Lower Lobby.