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. Dancer/choreographer Dani Kuepper brings fresh movement to this early operatic masterpiece. World renowned harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour leads an authentic Baroque ensemble.


Ticket Range: $40-$115

Premium Orch E-K, Aisle Side Orch F-J $ 115.00
Center Orch L-O, Aisle Side Orch K-M, Center Front Loge A-B $ 95.00
Front Orch C-D, Side Orch C-E $ 80.00
Side Orch F-K $ 65.00
Rear Center Orch P-Q, Side Orch L-O $ 50.00
Rear Loge, Side Loge, Rear Side Orch P-R $ 40.00

Purchase tickets online,
or order by phone 1-800-32-OPERA
MON-THURS 9am-5pm or FRI 9am-12:30pm
Summer box office hours are through Labor Day Weekend

Student and Educator discounts are available


This production is a collaboration with  Great Lakes Baroque.
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Additional support from the Gary and Cynthia Vasques Family Foundation


Performance Dates and Times

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 4, 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