Didone abbandonata (Dido Abandoned) was an opera in three acts composed by Tomaso Albinoni. Albinoni's music (now lost) was set to Pietro Metastasio's libretto, Didone abbandonata, which was in turn based on the story of Dido and Aeneas from the fourth book of Virgil's Aeneid. The opera premiered on 26 December 1724 at the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice and was the first time that an opera based on a Metastasio libretto was performed in Venice.

Librettist Metastasio
Date of composition (music lost)
Premiered 1725, December 26th (Teatro S Cassiano) in Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Type Trag├ędie en musique (Musical Tragedy)
Instruments Orchestra
Voice (Soprano) - Didone, Dido, queen of Carthage, in love with Enea
Voice (Alto) - (alto castrato) Enea, Aeneas, a Trojan hero
Voice (Contralto) - Iarba, Iarbas king of the Moors, who appears as "Arbace"
Voice (Contralto) - Selene, sister of Dido and secretly in love with Aeneas
Voice (Soprano) - (soprano castrato) Araspe, confidant of Iarba and lover of Selene
Voice (Tenor) - Osmida, confidant of Dido
Autotranslations beta Tomaso Albinoni: Didone abbandonata
Tomaso Albinoni: Didone abbandonata
Tomaso Albinoni: Didone abbandonata