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Author Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695, composer

Title Dido and Aeneas / Henry Purcell
Published [London] : Virgin Classics, [2003]


Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Summary SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Notes Opera in 3 acts
Libretto by Nahum Tate, based on Virgil's Aeneid
Performer Camilla Tilling, Cécile de Boever, sopranos ; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano ; Felicity Palmer, contralto ; Ian Bostridge, Paul Agnew, tenors ; David Daniels, countertenor ; European Voices ; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
Event Recorded 2003 March 14-16 Arsenal de Metz, France
Notes Sung in English
Hard copy version record
Subject Aeneas (Legendary character) -- Drama
Dido (Legendary character) -- Drama
Aeneas (Legendary character)
Dido (Legendary character)
Genre/Form Streaming audio
Form Streaming audio
Author Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715, librettist
Tilling, Camilla, singer
Boever, Cécile de, singer
Graham, Susan, 1960- singer
Palmer, Felicity, singer
Bostridge, Ian, singer
Agnew, Paul, singer
Daniels, David, 1966- singer
Haïm, Emmanuelle, conductor
Libretto based on (work): Virgil. Aeneis
European Voices, singer
Concert d'Astrée (Musical group), performer