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

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 | M-F 9am-5pm

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
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