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Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed

Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed

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  • Thu 30 Mar ’17, 6:30pm
  • Fri 31 Mar ’17, 6:30pm
  • Sat 1 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Tue 4 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Wed 5 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Thu 6 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Fri 7 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Sat 8 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Tue 11 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Wed 12 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
  • Thu 13 Apr ’17, 6:30pm
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BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Preview: $20.00
  • Full Price: $22.00
  • Concession: $16.00
  • Group 6+: $15.00



Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed is opera at its most unstuck; big wigs, big emotions, and big fun.

Led by award-winning composer Alex Taylor, some of NZ’s most exciting young operatic talent shake up Henry Purcell’s classic.

Never been to the opera? Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed is the perfect playful introduction, sampling Stravinsky, Jazz Greats, and even Beyoncé and performed by singers in over-the-top gown and Chuck Taylor sneakers. In this immersive, promenade-style production, the audience is guided through the performance and backstage spaces of BATS Theatre. As Dido falls for Aeneas and perverse witches wreak havoc, we agonise over desire versus duty and ask: is love really a choice?

Unashamedly subversive, sometimes absurd, and completely and utterly heartbreaking, Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed is an experience not to be missed.

Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed is supported by The Besties Tour. This collaboration between BATS Theatre, Wellington and The Basement Theatre, Auckland is a targeted professional development opportunity for high potential emerging arts practitioners and companies. The Besties Tour offers mentoring and financial assistance for new shows keen to reach a wider audience, and continue developing their work.

The Besties Tour is supported by Creative New Zealand.

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