City Opera

Music for Story's Sake

Queen Of Carthage

Based on "Dido and Aeneas"
Music by Henry Purcell
Libretto by Cory Hibbs after Nahum Tate

Presented as a part of the La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls (WoW) Festival
October 9, 10, and 11 on the Campus of UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive 
La Jolla, CA 92093

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Queen of Carthage is a contemporary re-imagining of Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera Dido and Aeneasdirected by Cynthia StokesSet in a grove of trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the new libretto by Cory Hibbs delves into Dido’s self-sabotage in spite of Aeneas’ love for her. The words and music combine to tell a story of betrayal, obsession and jealousy.