Vespertine Opera Theater's first production was a double bill of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Gustav Holst's Savitri. Performed outdoors on opposite sides the University of Washington's Sylvan Grove Theater, this production tied the two operastogether through the character of Death, with Dido being shrouded at the end of the first opera to emerge as Savitri in the next. The timing of the production was such that the sun would set in the intermission between the two pieces.

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Savitri by Gustav Holst
Performed in the Sylvan Grove Theater
Summer 2011

Dido and Aeneas

Dido
Aeneas
Belinda
Second Woman/Sorceress/Spirit
First Witch
Second Witch
First Sailor
Chorus

Nataly WIckham
Levi Lindsey
Brenna Sluiter
Kathleen Payne
Chelsea Belle Baker
Annalisee Brasil
Dustin Jarred
Chelsea Belle Baker
Annalisee Brasil
Jeremiah Cawley
David Doerr
Brittany Hines-Hill
Dustin Jarred
Elisabeth Jolly

Savitri

Savitri
Death
Satyavan

Kathleen Payne
Jared Ice
Levi Lindsey

Director
Conductor
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Stage Manager

Dan Wallace Miller
Geoffrey Larsen
Kathleen Payne
Marnie Cumings
Brandon Fidler