Dido & Aeneas

October 9-11, 2015
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

For love, time stands still. For honor, we march on.
Henry Purcell’s masterpiece is a seamless blend of operatic delight, graceful ballet, and creative staging. The tale of the beautiful Queen Dido and the young adventurer Aeneas is a love story that has been re-imagined for the 21st century. This baroque treasure is a large scale collaboration with GRBS Junior Company, Grand Valley State University’s Opera Theatre Department, the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids, and Daredevil Circus Company.

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Ticket Information

For more information, you can call the box office at (616)454-4771 ext. 10

Fri, Oct 9, 2015 07:30 PM
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 02:00 PM
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 07:30 PM
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:00 PM

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Attila Mosolygo

Choreographer

Attila was born in Kisvarda, Hungary. He received his early training at the National Ballet Institute in Budapest. After moving to the United States, he joined the Joffrey Ballet School. He has performed as a guest artist with Mobile Ballet, Bravo Dance, Harrisburg Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Attila spent sixteen years as a companydancer and is currently in his sixth season as Ballet Master. As a company dancer, a few of his notable roles include The Prodigal Son in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Max in Septime Webre’s Where The Wild Things Are, Charlie Chaplin in Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s Flickers, Tibalt in Mario Radacovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Melancholic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. Attila became the Artistic

Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company in 2011. Since becoming the Artistic Director, Attila has choreographed Snow White, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Carnival of the Animals and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for the Junior Company. He and his wife Mindy have one daughter and one son, Vivian and Cameron.

Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids

For more than 30 years, the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids has been serving as a community resource and enhancing cultural growth through distinctive choral arts. The choir is an auditioned ensemble of experienced choral singers performing works from many different time periods and genres presented as a traditional choral ensemble or in collaboration with other choirs and music groups.

Daredevil Circus Company

The Daredevil Circus has presented shows around the country and specializes in creating custom performances. Elegant aerial choreography, fire shows, top notch variety acts and costumes are highlights of their performances.

GVSU Opera Theatre

Now in its 19th season, GVSU Opera Theatre presents classic opera & music theatre while providing performance opportunities for tomorrow’s emerging stars.