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The Queen of Carthage – World Premiere

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

The opening concert of Early Music Vancouver’s (EMV) 2023 Summer Festival.

Co-produced by EMV and re:Naissance Opera

Artists: Charlotte Siegel (soprano), Marisa Gold (dancer|choreographer), Debi Wong (stage director), Catalina Vicens (music director) and EMV Festival Players

A seamless blend of Baroque and contemporary song and dance, this interdisciplinary performance is a powerful reclamation of the story of Dido, The Queen of Carthage, and her legacy as a political leader, an empire builder and a woman of colour. This performance opera features commissioned new works by contemporary composers Jessica McMann, Robyn Jacob and Afarin Mansouri, along with those of Baroque composers Henry Purcell and John Dowland. This project places Dido through a prism in which her story as a multifaceted leader, lover and outcast are shown in their fullness.




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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings St,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4 Canada
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