Opera Strip:
Dido and Aeneas

Widely regarded as the greatest English opera of its time, here's your illustrated synopsis of Purcell’s poignant tale of love and loss, ahead of the Academy of Ancient Music's performance.

Illustrations: Will Elliot

Illustrations: Will Elliot

Listen to the music from Dido and Aeneas

About the illustrator

Will Elliott is a comic-artist hailing from Buckinghamshire. Not one to pigeonhole himself, his recent work in comics ranges from adapting classical operas to visualising scientific abstracts.

The Academy of Ancient Music's Dido and Aeneas: A funeral for the Queen of Carthage is performed on Tuesday 2 October in the Barbican Hall.