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Opera Queensland in association with Circa Dido and Aeneas Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas
Opera Queensland in association with Circa
Dido and Aeneas
A pair of lovers. An evil sorceress. A doomed affair.
Dido and Aeneas, a timeless tale of love and tragedy, is given new life by the internationally renowned, Brisbane based Circa, whose sublime acrobatics are the perfect complement to Henry Purcell’s profoundly beautiful music.
Inspired by Virgil's epic poem, The Aeneid, the opera tells the story of the ill-fated romance between Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, the shipwrecked Trojan prince, whose love is thwarted by the malevolent sorceress.
Following the great success of Orpheus and Eurydice, Yaron Lifschitz returns to Opera Queensland with an ensemble of Circa acrobats to celebrate all the wonder and brilliance that is born of the marriage of circus and opera.
- Sat 13 Jul 2024, 12:30 PM
- Thu 18 Jul 2024, 6:30 PM
- Sat 20 Jul 2024, 6:30 PM
- Thu 25 Jul 2024, 6:30 PM
- Sat 27 Jul 2024, 12:30 PM
Complimentary pre-performance talks are free to attend, will commence 1 hour before each performance noted on 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 July, and last approximately 25 minutes. The talk will take place inside the Playhouse Lounge.
- Sat 20 Jul 2024, 7:30 PM
Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters.
- Sat 27 Jul 2024, 1:30 PM
Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision.
- Conductor Benjamin Bayl
- Director Yaron Lifschitz
- Design Libby McDonnell
- Dido Anna Dowsley
- Aeneas Sebastian Maclaine
- Ensemble Opera Queensland
- Orchestra Queensland Symphony Orchestra
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