Dido and Aeneas

Playhouse, QPAC

Dido and Aeneas, the timeless tale of love and tragedy, takes on a contemporary twist as Opera Queensland reunites with Circa, at QPAC from July 11-27, 2024.

Henry Purcell’s 1689 masterpiece, renowned for its poignant narrative, finds new life in this ground-breaking production that combines the elegance of classical opera with the breathtaking artistry of daring acrobatics.

Following their acclaimed production of Orpheus and Eurydice, which toured Sydney Opera House this year, this new collaboration promises another unforgettable experience.

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, thwarted by the malevolent Sorceress and Dido’s inner turmoil.

Prepare to be mesmerised as this extraordinary performance seamlessly blends live instruments performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, outstanding vocals by Opera Queensland, and gravity-defying circus feats by Circa.

Traditional opera enthusiasts will revel in its artistic brilliance, while those seeking innovation will be captivated by its grandeur, optimal duration, and a narrative that tugs at the heartstrings.

Dido and Aeneas promises an experience like no other, where the beauty of voice and the poetry of motion unite on a singular stage.

Opera Queensland is a valued partner of Must Do

Dido and Aeneas

Playhouse, QPAC

Melbourne St

Cnr Grey St

South Brisbane

Jul 11-27, 2024

$65-$129 + trans fee


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