Dido and Aeneas
Reclaiming the Queen
A different look at the mythical queen of Carthage who, in this baroque masterpiece, dies of love and grief when Aeneas abandons her to continue his voyage to Rome. A tragic love story. Yet...
This is a woman who rescued her people from suffering using intelligence and cunning. A queen who ruled a kingdom by herself. Another powerful woman buried in history under the stories of men.
Framed by Purcell's breathtaking score, Opera Box brings an exploration of the true character of Dido, as presented in Virgil's The Aeneid.