La Didone is Francesco Cavalli's third opera, written in 1641 for the San Cassiano theater in Venice to a fine libretto by Francesco Busanello, based on Virgil's Aeneid.
Cavalli's work concentrates on the story of Aeneas — the loss of his wife, his departure after the fall of Troy. In Act II, it introduces Aeneas's love for Dido, queen of Carthage, and his unromantic departure for Rome. Busanello's libretto combines elements of comedy and tragedy with the fecund skill of the Venetian tradition.
Join us at the University Theater this April, as the Yale Baroque Opera Project mounts its 13th production, Cavalli’s LA DIDONE.
Friday April 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday April 29 + Sunday May 1 at 3pm
222 York Street, New Haven.
Free admission – For information and general admission reservations, please visit:http://ybop.yale.edu/ Day of show walk-ups highly encouraged!