WLU presents: Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Opera "DIDO AND AENEAS"

March 21, 2024 - March 22, 2024

8:00 pm

Lenfest Center for the Arts
Wilson Concert Hall
Lexington, VA 24450


Bentley Opera: "DIDO AND AENEAS"

Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Opera


By Henry Purcell

Scott Williamson Artistic Director/Conductor

Presented by Department of Music, Theater, Dance, and Film Studies

Thursday and Friday, March 21 & 22, 2024 at 8 p.m.

Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center

Tickets are required.

  • Adult $18
  • Senior $16
  • W&L Faculty & Staff $14
  • W&L Student/Student No charge; ID required

Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing.

Henry Purcell's and Nahum Tate's adaptation of Virgil's "Aeneid" reenacts the dramatic tale of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Trojan War hero Aeneas. Purcell's score is an audience favorite for its memorable arias, choruses and dances, and for its rich, inventive harmonies. This new production of the seventeenth-century musical theater landmark is designed especially for Wilson Concert Hall and features a baroque chamber ensemble.

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