Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bill Doggett: 3 Black Countertenors Soar In Debuts In LA Opera's 'Dido and Aeneas'

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.

Visit  LA Opera website for tickets

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