DUCO Dido and Aeneas
2 November 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on 2 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
Durham University Concert Opera is a brand new society, which aims to perform exciting and challenging operatic repertoire in a concert setting where performers can focus on their musical output without the necessary complications that staging a production might bring.
The masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, is one of the earliest English operas and indeed Henry Purcell’s first. The opera tells Virgil’s dramatic love story of Queen Dido of Carthage and the Trojan Aeneas. As the two character’s fall in love, an evil sorcerer brews a plan of destruction to separate the couple and bring chaos to Carthage…