Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano

First Witch in Dido and Aeneas

Date(s) - December 2, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm -

First Congregational Church


HENRY PURCELL Dido and Aeneas

John Butt, conductor
Nicole Heaston, Dido
Matthew Brook, Aeneas
Nardus Williams, Belinda
Allison Cook, Sorceress

Valérie Sainte-Agathe, chorale director
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

About This Concert

Mark Twain famously said “If I had more time
I would have written a shorter letter.” Henry Purcell’s mini-masterpiece Dido and Aeneas distills all the drama and power usually found in a standard-length opera into a taut, fast moving and ultimately devastatingly powerful 60 minutes, along the way taking in a love story, pirates, sorcery and drunken sailors, all painted in vivid musical detail.