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“#SheToo, her grief / dido and aeneas” | The Boston Camerata | Anne Azéma, artistic director
Saturday • November 14, 2020 | 6:00 pm
Before Carthage was delenda, its queen was no more. Dido revealed herself and surrendered everything for the faithless Aeneas—her dignity, her rule, and finally her life. Transcending her grief is Henry Purcell’s magnificent score, produced anew for our day, combining performance and media. Boston Camerata soloists—assisted by young artists from Longy and Harvard University—give full voice to Dido’s undoing, elevating her sorrow to an art and foreshadowing, perhaps, her second face-off, Aeneas 2.0, in the underworld. It was writ large allalong: sunt lacrimae rerum (there are tears of things).
The show will be available for streaming November 14-29, 2020 – ticketbuyers will be emailed links to the show, as well as a pre-concert presentation on Dido and Aeneas by Prof. Ellen T. Harris and a post-performance conversation between Anne Azéma and Peter Torpey.Tickets