Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Tahiti


Dido and Aeneas


Lisa Keller, music director
Chas Rader-Shieber, stage director

Can perfect happiness endure? Even when all the stars align, lovers find myriad ways to misunderstand one another in this inspired pairing of Bernstein’s jazz-inflected Trouble in Tahiti and Purcell’s regal Dido and Aeneas. Whether in sunny 1950s suburbia or the majestic Carthage of classical legend, lasting joy is elusive—but the musical journey is more than compelling.


CAST (in singing order)

Trouble in Tahiti October 4 and 6 October 5 and 7
Trio Tiffany Townsend Tiffany Townsend
  Colin Aikins Colin Aikins
  Charles Buttigieg Charles Buttigieg
Sam Patrick Wilhelm Patrick Wilhelm
Dinah Siena Licht Miller Anastasiia Sidorova
Dido and Aeneas    
Belinda Merissa Beddows Ziyi Dai
Dido Siena Licht Miller Anastasiia Sidorova
Second Woman Sophia Maekawa Sophia Maekawa
Aeneas Patrick Wilhelm Patrick Wilhelm
Sorceress Emily Damasco Emily Damasco
First Witch Olivia Smith Olivia Smith
Second Witch Lindsey Reynolds Lindsey Reynolds
Spirit Charles Buttigieg Charles Buttigieg
First Sailor Martin Luther Clark Martin Luther Clark



The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.