Dido & Aeneas


Ever been to an opera? I have to admit, I haven’t. Considering I live in a city that has a wonderful opera company that successfully turns the art form on its head (that involves the local community to a great extent, and has even put on a production that involved a string quartet flying around in helicopters), it’s about time I got round to seeing one of Birmingham Opera Company‘s productions.

Their next production is Henry Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’, the opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. The opera was first performed in 1689.

‘Dido and Aeneas’ runs from 18-23 March in a top secret Birmingham location. Tickets are only a fiver and can be bought here.