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Val Machin Opera Scenes: Dido and Aeneas


Classical, Opera & Voice

25 November 7:33pm
24 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Henry Purcell’s dramatic work tells the compelling story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a Trojan hero. They fall madly in love, but an evil sorceress plots to cause the downfall of Carthage, and with that, the destruction of Dido and Aeneas’ love. Aeneas seeks to defy the gods in order to remain with his beloved Dido. Dido on the other hand, feels betrayed by his perceived disloyalty and her desperation triggers a chain of events that, like most operas, does not end well…

Special thanks to Dr Glenda Powell OAM, whose long-standing support of the Val Machin Opera Scenes, named in memory of her mother, has continued to provide our emerging opera students with invaluable experiences at the Conservatorium.

Please note we are currently operating under the Griffith University Approved COVID 19 plan. The following restrictions apply:

– We are operating at a limited capacity for all events. Pre-purchased or registration of tickets is encouraged. To register for a concert in the Ian Hanger Recital Hall, please email [email protected] with the event title in the subject line.
– Entry will be via the Southbank Stairs on Level 2 only. The entrance from Grey St is currently closed.
– QCGU Foyer Bar and all water fountains are not operational for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to bring your own water to our events.
– While masks are not mandatory for audiences, they are encouraged.

Before you come to the Conservatorium Theatre
You must provide contact details of all guests in your booking party to comply with Government requirements and Queensland Conservatorium conditions of entry and allow for contact tracing if needed. You can update the details by logging in to your qtix account.