Photo of Agnes Zsigovics by: Tariq Kieran / Original Light Studios

Toronto Masque Theatre in the Summer

Teri Dunn in Dido and Aeneas

This Summer, Toronto Masque Theatre will be on tour performing Henry Purcell's masterpiece Dido and Aeneas. Based upon Virgil’s Aeneid, it is the story of the love Dido, Queen of Carthage, has for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The work is an iconic lament for lost love and will be brought to the stage in Toronto Masque Theatre's unique style.

We are delighted to be the guest of Westben Arts Festival Theatre on July 5th and 6th at 2pm.

And the Festival of the Sound on July 30th at 7pm.

Here are some highlights from last season's production of The Myth of Europa.

Stéphanie Brochard in The Myth of Europa
Photo: Hany Maurice / Original Light Studios

Soprano Suzie LeBlanc
Photo: Judy Maxwell / Original Light Studio

Martin Julien
Photo: Hany Maurice / Original Light Studio



Thanks to our sponsors




For major support in our 2013/14 season, special thanks to:

Roger Moore

The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation, and the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation

Sharon Adamson, Ian Alexander, Justina Becker, Teri Dunn & Larry Beckwith,

Jean Edwards, Father Brian Freeland, Linda & Michael Hutcheon,

Daniel & Carol Kushner, Kathleen McMorrow & John Beckwith, Marja Moens,

Kit & Barbara Moore, Matthew O'Gorman & Vivian Moens,

John & Ellen Spears, Walter & Marina Unger.

Original Light Studios


  • 'Beckwith & Co. have the right idea and the right attitude, thinking not only of the past, but of the present and future.'
  • John Terauds, Toronto Star

  • ' …finely detailed choreography by Marie-Nathalie Lacoursiere, who with this one show has set a new standard for historical dance in Toronto.'
  • Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail

  • 'Beckwith led his instrumentalists discreetly from the first violin’s chair, giving us chamber music instead of arm-waving.'
  • Tamara Bernstein, Globe and Mail

  • 'Derek Boyes was superb as the narrator in Histoire du Soldat….the musicians, as always, were outstanding.'
  • Paula Citron, Opera Canada

  • '…what a wonderful experience King Arthur was, on so many levels. It was a triumphant display of all the strengths TMT can boast, and we were totally thrilled.'
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