Valletta 2018 is proud to be collaborating on the Dido and Aeneas production by Teatru Manoel which will make its debut on the Teatru Manoel stage on the 9th October 2015 at 8pm. The production will grace the Manoel’s stage once more on the 11th October 2015 at 8pm. Written by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate, this opera in a prologue and three acts will be performed by the fresh Teatru Monel Youth Opera in conjunction with the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble. The opera is based off Virgil’s Aeneid Book IV and retells the story of Dido, the Queen of Carthage, who falls in love with Aeneas, a Trojan hero that later abandons the queen, leaving her in a state of despair.

For more information, please visit the Teatru Maneol official website.