Browse: Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
This page lists all recordings of Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659-95).
Janet Baker (Dido), Raimund Herincx (Aeneas), Patricia Clark (Belinda), Monica Sinclair (Sorceress)
English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Singers, Anthony Lewis
listening to Janet Baker as Dido in her celebrated recording made at the dawn of her career, in 1962, still leaves one breathless with admiration and moved to the core by her combination of glorious... — More…
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…
Dmitri Shostakovich Jr. (piano), James Thompson (trumpet), Stephen Hough (piano), Lynne Dawson (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Christopher Plummer (narrator), Celia Nicklin (oboe), Ian Watson (organ), Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano),...
Simone Kermes (Dido), Dimitris Tiliakos (Aeneas), Deborah York (Belinda), Oleg Ryabets (Sorceress), Margarita Mezentseva, Sofia Fomina, Yana Mamonova, Elena Kondratova, Valeria Safonova & Alexandre Zverev
New Siberian Singers (chamber choir of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera &...
Catherine Bott (Dido), Emma Kirkby (Belinda), John Mark Ainsley (Aeneas), David Thomas (Sorceress), Elisabeth Priday (First Witch), Sara Stowe (Second Witch), Julianne Baird (Second Woman), Daniel Lochmann (First Sailor) & Michael Chance (Spirit)
Chorus and Orchestra of The Academy of Ancient...
…Catherine Bott's Dido is perfectly rendered as part of an integrated recorded sound in a performance that's breathtakingly well nuanced. Emma Kirkby's Belinda is similarly finely turned In... — More…
Anne Sofie von Otter (Dido), Stephen Varcoe (Aeneas), Lynne Dawson (Belinda), Nigel Rogers (Sorceress/Sailor), Sarah Leonard (Second Woman), Kym Amps (Spirit), Carol Hall, Elisabeth Priday (Witches)
The English Concert, The English Concert Choir, Trevor Pinnock
Kirsten Flagstad, Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, Thomas Hemsley, Arda Mandikian, David Lloyd, Eilidh McNab, Sheila Rex & Anna Pollak
The Mermaid Singers and Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Geraint Jones, Wilhelm Furtwangler
Original 1973 quadraphonic recording by Philips Classics, remastered in 2015
Josephine Veasey, Helen Donath, Delia Wallis, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Gillian Knight, Thomas Allen, John Shirley-Quirk, Frank Patterson
Academy of St Martin in the Fields & John Alldis Choir, Sir Colin Davis
Emily Van Evera (Dido), Ben Parry (Aeneas), Janet Lax (Belinda), Haden Andrews (Sorceress), Hanne Mari Ørbaek
Taverner Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott
Tempos are not particularly brisk but the playing is throughout fresh and vivid...the whole ensemble, down to Douglas Wootton’s down-to-earth entertaining Sailor and the charming enchantresses,... — More…
Kym Amps (soprano), David van Asch (bass), Anna Crookes (soprano)
Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Kym Amps, a noble Dido of such great presence, passionate yet grave....Sara Connolly's Sorceress an impossing creation....Kym Amps and Sara Connolly would be bargains at full price. — More…