Purchase Opera: Dido and Aeneas
Jacque Trussel, Director
Hugh Murphy, Music Director
William Byram, Choreographer
Featuring members of the Purchase Dance Company
Purchase Opera presents of a visionary staging of the ancient story of Dido, Queen of Carthage and Aeneas, a Trojan prince. Based on Virgil’s Aeneid, this monumental opera is one of Purcell’s foremost theatrical works, recounting the protagonists’ struggles for love in the face of war, sorcery and betrayal.