VENUS & ADONIS and DIDO & AENEAS (Sunday matinee)

Our original Florentine production brings Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virgil’s Aeneid to life.

This sublimely beautiful pair of English one-act operas Blow’s Venus & Adonis and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas) blends perfectly into one evening of great opera. General Director William Florescu stages an evening to behold with a cast led by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy in the role of Dido, with soprano Alisa Jordheim as Venus/Belinda, and mezzo-soprano Colleen Brooks as the sorceress.  Dani Kuepper, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Danceworks, brings fresh movement to this early operatic masterpiece. World renowned harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour leads an authentic Baroque ensemble.

Ticket Range: $40-$115

Purchase tickets online,
or order by phone 1-800-32-OPERA | M-F 9am-5pm

Student and Educator discounts are available

This production is a collaboration with  Great Lakes Baroque.

Additional support from the Gary and Cynthia Vasques Family Foundation

Join us for the Talk Opera event in the Anello Atrium one hour prior to the performance:
Learn more about Venus & Adonis and Dido & Aeneas in-depth one hour before curtain prior to each mainstage performance for all ticket holders.
Talk Opera is FREE with each ticket purchase.


Performance Dates And Times

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30pm

Performance Location

Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
123 State St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 Get Directions »


Sung in English with English supertitles projected above the stage



Get tickets by phone


M-F | 9am-4pm

Date and Time

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30pm


Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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