Curb Institute to Present “Dido and Aeneas” at Midtown Opera Festival

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.