Can love survive the cruelty of high school politics?
Purcell’s classic opera Dido and Aeneas is paired with Canadian composer James Rolfe’s Aeneas and Dido to create a fascinating double bill that explores both sides of this tragic love story. Performed in the gymnasium at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, our production puts the famous couple in a modern high school environment where their relationship is threatened by bullying and gossip.
Sung in English
Composed by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe
Librettos by Nahum Tate and Andre Alexis
August 16, 20, 23
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre
185 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y8
All performances at 7:30pm
Performance is 120 minutes long including one 15 minute intermission