Dido and Aeneas
In Dido and Aeneas, Dido is the Queen of Carthage who falls in love with Aeneas the Trojan hero who sought to establish Rome after the Greeks had captured his homeland Troy. Dido forced to choose between love and honor, when Aeneas sought to destroy Carthage to gain power. Even as the witches Troy to break up her relationship between the two, it is dido that is most hopeful that things will work out, but this does not go as planned. In the tragic opera, music is closely intertwined with the characterization of the individuals. In the end, Dido faced difficulty living alone without Aeneas by her side as she laments about her situation precipitating her death.
Dido is depicted a grieving, sorrowful and alienated person in Dido and Aeneas, with her mind stuck in the past after the death of her husband. Having already ruled Carthage, she was a confident leader with no doubt about her abilities and the loyalty of the people, but she was alienated. Her acknowledgement of torment and lack of peace in Act one highlights that she was bothered and less confident than she initially led people to believe.
In any case, Dido had developed an ardent admiration of Aeneas, that when he left her she tried all means to persuade Aeneas to stay