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Dido & The Pleasure Garden

Dido & The Pleasure Garden

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  • Sat 5 Sep, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Sat 5 Sep, 7:30pm – 9:00pm


The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch


All Ages

A concert of Purcell’s evergreen opera 'Dido and Aeneas' and the Christchurch première of 'The Pleasure Garden', a witty, artful operatic romp by Philip Norman and A. K. Grant.
Conducted by Philip Norman.

With soloists from The Opera Club of Christchurch including Samantha Warhurst as Dido, Fernand Kenel as Aeneas, Sarah-Jane Rennie as Belinda, Peter Hind as an Art Critic, and Erin Callanan as the ‘spectrally dismayed’ ghost of Frances Hodgkins.

Accompanied by top Christchurch musicians Amandine Guerin, Jonathan Tanner, Sharon Baylis, Tomas Hurnik, Matthew Harris strings and Grant Bartley keyboards.

Tickets $30
Advance bookings open now – Phone 027842 8236 or Email

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