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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Sarah Connolly (Dido), Gerald Finley (Aeneas), Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Patricia Bardon (Sorceress), William Purefoy (Spirit), Sarah Tynan (2nd Woman), John Mark Ainsley (Sailor), Carys Lane & Rebecca Outram (Witches)

Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Steven Devine and Elizabeth...

This new Dido… enshrines Connolly as one of the most affecting Carthaginian Queens since Janet Baker's account nearly half a century ago. From the outset, Connolly exudes imposing presence,... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    2nd February 2009
  • Gramophone Magazine
    February 2009
    Editor's Choice
  • Building a Library
    November 2019
    Recommended Recording

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$14.50

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Contents

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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  • William Purefoy (counter-tenor), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Carys Lane (soprano), Sarah Tynan (soprano), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Gerald Finley (baritone)
  • Age of Enlightenment Orchestra, Choir of the Enlightenment
  • Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine

Overture

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Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus)

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Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido)

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Act I: Grief increases by concealing (Belinda, Dido, Chorus)

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Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda, 2nd Woman, Chorus)

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Act I: See, your Royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido, Chorus)

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Act I: Cupid only throws the dart (Chorus)

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Act I: If not for mine, for Empire's sake (Aeneas, Belinda)

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Act I: Guitar Chaconne

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Act I: To the hills and the vales (Chorus)

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Act I: The Triumphing Dance

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Act II: Wayward sisters (Sorceress, 1st Witch, Witches)

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Act II: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress, Chorus)

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Act II: Ruin'd ere the set of sun? (Witches, Sorceress, Chorus)

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Act II: In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus)

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Act II: Echo Dance of Furies

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Act II: Ritornelle

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Act II: Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus)

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Act II: Guitar Passacaille

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Act II: Guitar Dance: Oft she visits this lone mountain (2nd Woman)

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Act II: Behold, upon my bended spear (Aeneas, Dido) - Haste, haste to town (Belinda, Chorus)

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Act II: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas)

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Act II: Groves' Dance: Then since our charms have sped (Chorus)

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Act III: Come away, fellow sailors (1st Sailor, Chorus)

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Act III: See, the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches)

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Act III: Our next motion (Sorceress)

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Act III: The Witches' Dance

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Act III: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas)

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Act III: Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus)

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Act III: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me (Dido)

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Act III: With drooping wings ye cupids come (Chorus)

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