Performance Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 2 PM

Les Violons du Roy
La Chapelle de Québec

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic story of the Queen of Carthage and her love for the flawed Trojan hero. Purcell spices the tale with a chorus of witches and a lively sailors’ hornpipe. Dido’s lament, “When I am laid in earth,” is the heart-wrenching climax of the opera and one of the most famous vocal works of all time.


  • Les Violons du Roy
    Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor
  • La Chapelle de Québec
  • Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Dido)
  • Henk Neven, Baritone (Aeneas)
  • Hélène Guilmette, Soprano (Belinda)
  • Vicki St. Pierre, Mezzo-Soprano (Sorceress)
  • Stefanie True, Soprano (Second Woman)
  • Lesley Bouza, Soprano (First Witch)
  • Sheila Dietrich, Soprano (Second Witch)
  • Marie Magistry, Soprano (Sailor)
  • Daniel Cabena, Countertenor (Spirit)


  • Excerpts from King Arthur and The Fairy Queen
  • Dido and Aeneas


"When I am laid in earth" from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Tatiana Troyanos, Mezzo-Soprano | English Chamber Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon


An Introduction to Before Bach

Before Bach

Part of

You May Also Like

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Emerson String Quartet
Yefim Bronfman

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Orchestra of St. Luke's

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Dorothea Röschmann
Mitsuko Uchida