Dido and Aeneas

October 20 and 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM and October 23, 2022 at 2:30 PM
In-Person, The Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street
Click here to read our Dido and Aeneas digital program.

Opera Atelier’s iconic production of Dido and Aeneas returns to Toronto’s most beautiful opera house - the Elgin Theatre. Henry Purcell’s perfect masterpiece is drenched in longing as Dido’s obsession with the Trojan prince Aeneas plays out against a backdrop of relentless fate and magic.

Featuring Colin Ainsworth (Aeneas), Mireille Asselin (Belinda), Spencer Britten,
Measha Brueggergosman-Lee (The Sorceress), Meghan Lindsay (Dido),
Danielle MacMillan, and Cynthia Akemi Smithers.

Conductor: David Fallis
Director: Marshall Pynkoski
Choreographer: Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg
Set Designer: Gerard Gauci
Lighting Director: Kimberly Purtell
Artists of Atelier Ballet

We are thrilled to share a graphic novel of Dido and Aeneas, written and illustrated
by Jessica de Bruyn and Meredith Wolting. To read it, click here.

We are pleased to announce that we will relaunch our Pre-Performance Chat Series!
These talks will begin 45 minutes before curtain and last approximately 20 minutes.
Pre-Performance Chats can be found in the lower lobby of the Elgin Theatre. Seating available.

Opening Night | Thursday October 20
Talk begins: 6:45 pm

Evening Performance | Saturday October 22
Talk begins: 6:45 pm

Closing Matinee | Sunday October 23
Talk begins: 1:45 pm

Dido & Aeneas will be performed in English with English surtitles.

1) Soprano Meghan Lindsay and Tenor Colin Ainsworth. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
2) Soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
3) Male Artists of Atelier Ballet. Photo by Bruce Zinger.