10.08.13 8pm, Arcola Theatre, London, E8 3DL; £15, £12

https://www.arcolatheatre.com/production/arcola/grimeborn-dido-and-aeneas

An exciting new take on Purcell’s classic opera. It recounts the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage and her love for the Trojan Warrior, Aeneas. With an evil Sorceress and witches at work, this love is short lived as despair and destruction are brought to the Queen’s Court. Aeneas is tricked into leaving the stricken queen but defies the gods to return. Dido refutes his advances for even having the thought of leaving her. Belinda attempts to console the heart-broken queen, but all is in vain.

Performed on period instruments and with a cast of top young music professionals from across the UK, this production will not be one to miss!

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