West Australian Opera in association with the UWA Conservatorium of Music | Dido and Aeneas

Event details


Date and time

  • 9, 10 & 11 May, 7:30pm
    12 May, 5pm


  • Community
  • Parents and guardians
  • Professionals

Event Fee

  • $300


  • Registration
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The devastating heartache of Purcell’s beautiful 1689 masterpiece fills Government House Ballroom at an exclusive evening of dinner and performance, featuring artists from West Australian Opera, with UWA Chamber Orchestra and the UWA Voice Ensemble


Dido, the Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, the Trojan Prince, are torn apart when witches hatch an evil plan to destroy them. Known for its exquisitely tender aria Dido’s Lament, this moving opera is filled with joy and sorrow set to pierce your heart and will transport you to another time and place.

Composer Henry Purcell

Librettist Nahum Tate
Conductor Christopher van Tuinen
Director Humphrey Bower

Dido Ashlyn Tymms
Aenas Lachlann Lawton


UWA Chamber Orchestra

UWA Voice


Dinner in the Ballroom 

An evening set around a long-table-styled dinner inspired by Dido and Aeneas. Book with a group of friends and enjoy dinner and a performance while you raise a glass to this early music gem!

Date: 9 -12 May

Time: 9-11 May, 7:30pm
12 May, 5:00pm

Location: Government House Ballroom

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