The plot of the opera concerns the tragic love of Queen Dido of Carthage for the Trojan hero Aeneas (based on Virgil’s Aeneid). Aeneas falls in love with Dido, but is tricked into deserting her. that results in Dido’s suicide. Together they make up the kind of recitative-aria pair characteristic of Baroque opera.
What type of opera is Thy Hand Belinda?
|Voice(s):||Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano|
|Previous scene:||Great minds against themselves|