Photos by Bill Doggett, strategic public relations consultant on production for LA Opera
Thomas Allen, John Holiday, Darryl Taylor
John Holiday with Dido and Aeneas director, Barrie Kosky
3 Countertenors with lead actress in the role of Dido - Paula Murrihy
Bill Doggett writes:
Dateline: Los Angeles Dorothy Chandler Pavilion/Music Center
For the first time on a leading opera stage anywhere in the world, three African American men who are Countertenors performed together in their LA Opera Debuts in Barrie Kosky's innovative production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Cast creatively as the iconic witches, John Holiday was featured The Sorcereress with her "court": comprised of Darryl Taylor and Thomas Allen.
Beautiful, brightly sung by all, this historic casting also featured creative and well done comedic acting. A must see. Performances continue through November 15th.
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