Dido & Aeneazz

Dido &

Calefax & Eric Vloeimans

Calefax and renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimans present a swinging new version of Purcell’s famous baroque opera Dido and Aeneas.

Virgil’s classical tragedy is given an entirely new spin in Dido & Aeneazz, a recomposition of the opera by Raaf Hekkema (saxophonist of Calefax) with a cycle of new songs by Eric Vloeimans. It invites the listener to a musical journey that virtuously flows from the baroque original to jazz, calypso and klezmer, and back.

During the concert, beautiful illustrations by artist Hedy Tjin depict and accompany the colorful music.

Calefax and Vloeimans are accompanied by Vloeimans’ top band Gatecrash: Gulli Gudmundsson (bas) and Jasper van Hulten (drums).


Music by
Henry Purcell
Raaf Hekkema
Eric Vloeimans

Single 'Dido's Lament'

We present our moving version of Purcell’s famous aria in our pre-release single, Dido’s Lament. Now on Spotify and iTunes.

Upcoming concerts

Thu 11 Apr 20.15 Dido & Aeneazz Isala Theater Capelle aan de IJssel / NL Tickets
Sun 14 Apr 14.30 Dido & Aeneazz De Doelen (Premiere) Rotterdam / NL Tickets
Tue 16 Apr 20.15 Dido & Aeneazz Theater Junushoff Wageningen / NL Tickets
Wed 17 Apr 20.00 Dido & Aeneazz De Grote Kerk Enschede / NL Tickets
Thu 18 Apr 20.30 Dido & Aeneazz Theaters Tilburg Tilburg / NL Tickets
Sat 20 Apr 20.15 Dido & Aeneazz Leidse Schouwburg Leiden / NL Tickets
Thu 25 Apr 20.00 Dido & Aeneazz Theater de Nieuwe Kolk Assen / NL Tickets
Fri 26 Apr 20.00 Dido & Aeneazz TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL Tickets
Sun 28 Apr 20.15 Dido & Aeneazz Flint Amersfoort / NL Tickets
Wed 1 May 20.00 Dido & Aeneazz Schouwburg Amstelveen Amstelveen / NL Tickets
Sun 12 May 20.30 Dido & Aeneazz Schouwburg Odeon Zwolle / NL Tickets
Sun 2 Jun 20.30 Dido & Aeneazz Caprera Openluchttheater Bloemendaal / NL Tickets
Fri 14 Jun 20.30 Dido & Aeneazz Paradiso Amsterdam / NL Tickets

Past concerts

Thu 14 Jun 20.15 Dido & Aeneazz Beauforthuis Austerlitz / NL
Tue 19 Jun 20.15 Dido & Aeneazz Sint Agathakerk Eys / NL