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Can love survive the cruelty of high school politics?

Purcell’s classic opera Dido and Aeneas is paired with Canadian composer James Rolfe’s Aeneas and Dido to create a fascinating double bill that explores both sides of this tragic love story. Performed in the gymnasium at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, our production puts the famous couple in a modern high school environment where their relationship is threatened by bullying and gossip.


Sung in English 

Composed by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe 

Librettos by Nahum Tate and Andre Alexis

August 16, 20, 23

Broadway Neighbourhood Centre

185 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y8 


All performances at 7:30pm 

Performance is 120 minutes long including one 15 minute intermission

Creative Team

Dr. Alexandra Dee, Conductor

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Artists

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Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar, Dido

Paul Winkelmans, Aeneas

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Meghan Symon, Sorceress/Goat

Karen Santos, Belinda/Anna

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Sydney Clarke, Spirit/Mercury

Olivia Kang, First Witch

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Nicki Kirton, Second Witch

Rebecca Genge, Second Woman

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