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Dido & Aeneas
February 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pmFree
Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell
east village caravanserai’s first production of our inaugural year – a short opera that echoes daily headlines.
Story: Victimized by family violence, Dido (the wanderer) fled from her home to the coast of Africa. Displaced from her own country, she founded the Carthaginian civilization. Saving his father and his young son, Aeneas fled the burning, war-ravaged ruins of Troy. He sought refuge in Carthage. Henry Purcell’s opera tells the doomed love story of Dido and Aeneas. As a result of the machinations of an evil witch, Aeneas must abandon Dido, who chooses death over regret.
Marco Schindelmann directs performers from the University of Redlands Opera Workshop in this free performance, “Dido and Aeneas,” by Henry Purcell, in and around the Found Theatre (corner of 6th and Long Beach Blvd.)