Dido and Aeneas

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Opera: Work details

Composer: Henry Purcell
Librettist: Nahum Tate
Work definition: Tragic opera in three acts
After: After the play 'Brutus of Alba' by Nahum Tate and the 'Aeneid' by Virgil
Language: English
World premiere: 1 December 1689, Josias Priest's Boarding School for Girls, Chelsea, London
ROH premiere: 10 December 1995, English Bach Festival
ROH company premiere: 31 March 2009, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Dido and Aeneas (1951) Sadler's Wells Opera, Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet (1 performance online)
Dido and Aeneas (2009) The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet (7 performances online)