An Opera by Francesco Cavalli
Libretto by Francesco Busenello
Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte
Music Direction by Bruce Odland

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With: Hai-Ting Chinn, Ari Fliakos, Jennifer Griesbach, Hank Heijink, Andrew Nolen, Kamala Sankaram, Scott Shepherd, Harvey Valdes, Kate Valk, David Walker, Judson Williams,
and John Young

Set: Ruud van den Akker; Lighting: Jennifer Tipton; Sound: Matt Schloss, Omar Zubair; Video: Zbigniew Bzymek, 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; Master Electrician: Robert Reese; Costumes: Antonia Belt; Cineturg: Dennis Dermody

In The Wooster Group's production of LA DIDONE, Francesco Cavalli's opera, with libretto by Francesco Busenello, (1641) and Mario Bava's cult movie Terrore nello spazio (1965) collide 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.

Production: The Wooster Group, KunstenFestivaldesArts -- Coproduction: Edinburgh International Festival, Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg), Grand Theatre du Luxembourg, CC Belem (Lisboa)

Presented in Association with St. Ann's Warehouse