The Queen of Carthage - World Premiere

  • July 27, 2023
  • Times: From: 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Address:
  • 149 W Hastings St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
  • Admission: $35-$85
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival - Opening Concert

This concert is the World Premiere of a newly commissioned performance opera - The Queen of Carthage, a collaboration between EMV and re:Naissance Opera. 

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 operatic performance, created by re:Naissance Opera, features commissioned 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.

Featured Artists: Charlotte Siegel, soprano; Marisa Gold, choreographer and dancer;  Debi Wong,PhD & Stephanie Wong, stage directors; Catalina Vicens, music director/2023 Artist-in-Residence; and EMV Festival Players directed by Catalina Vicens: Chloe Meyers, violin 1; Majka Demcak, violin 2; Nolwenn Le Guern, viola da gamba; Margaret Little, viola da gamba; Natalie Mackie, violone; Erin Headley, lirone; Antione Mallette-Chénier, triple harp; Lucas Harris, theorbo

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 

July 27


The Queen of Carthage - World Premiere
149 W Hastings St