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Dido and Aeneas. If you're an opera enthusiast you're likely nodding and saying, "Yes, I'm in. Where? When?" (See below.) For the unfamiliar, the opera is the 17th-century work of English composer Henry Purcell. It's based on the story of Queen Dido of Carthage and her love for Trojan soldier Aeneas, as told in Book IV of Virgil's epic poem The Aeneid. On June 3, it's being performed by a communal chorus group, the San Francisco City Chorus, at the Old First Presbyterian Church. Dido and Aeneas is considered a master work of Baroque opera, an emotional tale of love and abandonment. Start your summer on a dramatic note with this classic.


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WHAT
An opera performed by a communal chorus group.
WHY
You can meet for drinks or a movie any Saturday night. How often can you see opera?
WHERE
Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
WHEN
June 3, 7:30 p.m.
HOW
Buy tickets online (link coming soon).

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