Opera Box presents a different look at the mythical queen of Carthage. Strong, intelligent and brave, Dido ruled a kingdom by herself and had the respect of her people...
Did she kill herself because a lover abandoned her or is she another powerful woman buried in history under the stories of men?
Framed by Purcell's breathtaking score, Opera Box brings an exploration of the true character of Dido, as presented in Virgil's The Aeneid.
Dido - Joanna Gates
Aeneas - Jackson Williams
Belinda - Tracy Sturgis
Dido's soul (Sorceress) - Paula Rivera-Dantagnan
Second woman - Noel Graves-Williams
First soul - Nora Wadsworth (A16)
Second soul - Luna Dantagnan (A16)
Spirit: Victoria Conroy (A16)
Sailor: Josh Powell (A16)
Amor: Jaleel Bivinis (A16)
Chorus: Commonwealth Youthchoirs select ensemble, Anonymous 16
Continuing its mission of bringing opera to children and youth, Opera Box presents its first production geared specifically to a teenage to adult audience.