Dido & Aeneas

Leicester MusicFest 2018’s grand opening will be a brand new production of this favourite Baroque opera, featuring a community chorus supported first-class professional principals, including winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award 2016, James Newby, as Aeneas, and Stephanie Wake-Edwards, who will be appearing in Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival 2018, as Dido.

The performance will be introduced by Professor Nigel Simeone (of BBC Radio 4’s Tales From The Stave), and the evening will close with a celebratory drinks reception.

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Photos courtesy of Samuel Joseph

Conductor Roxanne Gull
Stage Director Simone Ibbett-Brown
Hesperides Quartet

Dido Stephanie Wake-Edwards
Aeneas James Newby
Belinda Avalon Summerfield
Second Woman Elspeth Piggott
Sorceress Siân Dicker
Witches Emily Owen, Elizabeth Unsworth-Wilson
Sailor Christopher Willoughby
Ensemble Leicester University Chamber Choir, Schola Cantorum