Dido & Aeneas
Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Opera performed in concert version
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Bourgie Hall, 1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Myriam Leblanc (soprano) Dido, Queen of Carthage
Janelle Lucyk (soprano) Belinda, her sister
Dominique Côté (baritone) Aeneas, a Trojan prince
Chorus: Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec
The Ensemble Caprice Orchestra
Henry Purcell, the great genius of the baroque music era in England, created an operatic masterpiece with his Dido and Aeneas. The plot revolves around the love affair between Dido, queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a Trojan prince. This intensely powerful love story culminates with the famous aria When I am laid.