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Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas (Re-imagined)

Front Range Community College - Larimer Campus 4616 South Shields Street, Outdoor venue near Challenger Point building, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas, is based on the long epic poem The Aeneid (29-19 BC), which was written by the influential Roman poet Virgil (70-19 BCE). The Aeneid chronicles the legendary life of the Trojan Aeneas. After fleeing the fall of Troy, Virgil explores how the Roman gods helped Aeneas establish the Roman empire. […]