Past Performance

Dido and Aeneas

March 9 – 12, 2017

By Henry Purcell, Director: Allison Swensen-Mitchell, Co-produced with the Department of Music


  • Evenings
  • Thursday–Saturday
  • 7 p.m.
  • Matinee
  • Sunday, March 12
  • 3 p.m.

All is right with the world when Dido, the Queen of Carthage, finally plans to marry her true love, the Trojan hero Aeneas. However, when a sorceress plots Carthage’s demise, it is Dido and Aeneas who find themselves at the center of her master plan. Will their love—and they themselves—survive? This heart-rending romance carries the great tradition of tragic opera into the present day, exploring the eternal struggle between betrayal, power, duty, and love. 

Shakespeare’s Will
Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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