I'm going to a performance of Dido and Aeneas tonight

It starts in about forty five minutes’ time.

I love this work. It was one of the first things I did when I first joined a choir. Are there any other fans out there?

Oh dear God, I thought you were going to see the singer Dido in concert, joined by someone I hadn’t heard of named Aeneas.

Now I must kill myself to end the shame.

Ooh! Ask her to sing “Thank You”!!

I kid! I kid!

…and I came into the thread thinking it was about Mark Morris’ Dance Company’s work of the same (or similar) name. Beautiful and brilliant - but not what you are referring to - sorry!

Hope it was great!

Fear no danger, Betty Sue,
You know he’ll love your beef ragu."

Enjoy! I was in the witches’ chorus in my college production.

I sang it at university too. Great fun. And Friday night’s performance was excellent too.

I’m glad.

Where’d you go to college? I don’t think of opera as that typical for most schools.

Is Dido and Aneas an opera, or what? (If so, I hope the artist made the story more interesting than Vergil did.)

Self-immolation is boring?

Macquarie University in Sydney. The uni choir mounted a production of Dido and Aeneas in my first year there.

Dido and Aeneas is a short opera (about an hour’s duration) by the English composer Henry Purcell. The plot is based on the episode in Book IV of the Aeneid. The music is lovely throughout for both soloists and chorus, with the most famous piece being Dido’s lament, When I am laid in earth, at the very end.

Is this any relation to the Elizabethan-era play, Dido, Queen of Carthage?

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