The incredible Irish harpist Maria Christina Cleary and favorite soprano Clara Rottsolk will join Les Délices for performances of Dido’s Lament in Lakewood and Shaker Heights March 10 & 11, 2018. Culminating in Purcell’s famous lament “When I am laid in earth” from Dido and Aeneas, this varied program imagines Dido, queen of Carthage, famously deserted by Aeneas, from three emotional and musical perspectives. Harp solos and improvisations plus chamber music by Purcell complete the program. Performers include: Maria Christina Cleary (baroque triple harp), Clara Rottsolk (soprano), Debra Nagy (oboe), Julie Andrijeski & Scott Metcalfe (violins), Allison Monroe (viola), Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), and Eric Milnes (harpsichord). Pre-concert lecture at 3pm.