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In The Wooster Group’s production of LA DIDONE, Francesco Cavalli’s 1641 opera, with libretto by Francesco Busenello, collides with Mario Bava’s cult movie Terrore nello spazio (1965) in a war-like symbiosis, dropping Aeneas’ ships onto a forbidding planetary landscape and forming a synergy between early baroque opera and pre-moonlanding sci-fi.

Over the next several weeks we will serialize the entire piece.


An opera by Francesco Cavalli
Libretto by Francesco Busenello
Director: Elizabeth LeCompte
Music Director: Bruce Odland

La Didone
Dido: Hai-Ting Chinn
Aeneas, Ghost Chorus: John Young
Neptune, Jarbas, Ilioneus, Jove, Ghost Chorus: Andrew Nolen
Juno, Mercury, Anna, voice of Cupid: Kamala Sankaram
Ghost of Sichaeus: Hank Heijink
Shadow of Dido, Old Man, Guard: Kate Valk
Shadow of Aeneas, Cupid, Ghost of Sichaeus: Ari Fliakos
Shadow of Jarbas, boar: Scott Shepherd
Acate: Judson Williams

Terrore nello spazio
Sanya: Kate Valk
Mark: Ari Fliakos
Wess, Salas’ body: Scott Shepherd
Dr. Karan, Burt, Brad: Judson Williams
Tiona: Hai-Ting Chinn
Eldon: John Young
Kir: Andrew Nolen

The Band
Keyboard: Jennifer Griesbach
Theorbo, baroque guitar: Hank Heijink and David Walker
Accordian, tambourine: Kamala Sankaram
Electric guitar: Harvey Valdes

Set: Ruud van den Akker
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Sound: Matt Schloss and Omar Zubair
Video: Zbigniew Bzymek and Joby Emmons with Andrew Schneider
Production Manager: Bozkurt Karasu
Assistant Director and Baroque Gesture Coach: Jennifer Griesbach
Stage Manager: Teresa Hartmann
Technical Director: Aron Deyo
Costumes: Antonia Belt
Cineturg: Dennis Dermody

Production: The Wooster Group, KunstenFESTIVALdesArts
Coproduction: Edinburgh International Festival, Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Shouwburg), Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, CC Belém (Lisbon)

Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (serious looks) – first aired 11/11/10 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:13:40 +0000

In this video: Elizabeth LeCompte, Andrew Schneider, Bozkurt Karasu, Jamie Poskin, Ari Fliakos, Kate Valk, Teresa Hartmann, Daniel Jackson, Kent Barrett, John Shibley, and the voice of Zbigniew Bzymek

Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (in the act of self-styling) – first aired 11/10/10 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:35:56 +0000

In this video: John Shibley, Jamie Poskin, Ari Fliakos, Matt Schloss, Elizabeth LeCompte (voice)

Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (screen tests) – first aired on 11/8/10 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:34:03 +0000

In this video: Teresa Hartmann, Bozkurt Karasu, Kent Barrett, Daniel Jackson, Elizabeth LeCompte, John Shibley, Ari Fliakos, Phil McArthur (voice), Zbigniew Bzymek (voice)

Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (the two things are the same) – first aired 11/5/10 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:10:28 +0000

in this video: Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, Ari Fliakos, Daniel Jackson, Kent Barrett, Jamie Poskin, and Andrew Schneider

Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (rain day) – first aired on 11/4/10 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:48:17 +0000

“Those f*cking swans won’t come.”
in this video: Daniel Jackson, Kent Barrett, Jamie Poskin, and Matt Schloss

A PINK CHAIR – performer diary – Z – the tape so far Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:06:37 +0000
Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (in your dreams) – first aired 11/4/10 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:17:06 +0000

A PINK CHAIR — performer diary — Z — camera embellage Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:54:44 +0000
Summer Reruns – FUTURE REAL MOMENTS (prologue was yesterday) – first aired on November 2, 2010 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:00:27 +0000