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Dido and Aeneas

Author: Henry PurcellNahum TatePatricia ClarkJanet BakerRaimund HerincxAll authors
Publisher: London, England : Decca, London, England : Decca, [1962] [2000] ℗1962 ©2000
Series: Legends (Decca Record Company)
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Operas
Drama Musical settings
Named Person: Aeneas, (Legendary character); Aeneas, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Purcell; Nahum Tate; Patricia Clark; Janet Baker; Raimund Herincx; Monica Sinclair; Eileen Poulter; Rhianon James; Catherine Wilson; Dorothy Dorow; John Mitchinson; Thurston Dart; Anthony Lewis; John McCarthy; Terence Weil; Emanuel Hurwitz; St. Anthony Singers,; English Chamber Orchestra,
OCLC Number: 44788354
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Decca: 289 466 387-2 ; originally released 1962 as Decca SOL 60047.
Title from disc label.
Opera in 3 acts.
Libretto by Nahum Tate.
Compact disc; analog recording.
Program notes by Thurston Dart and Alan Blyth and libretto (18 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Credits: Producer: Ray Minchull.
Performer(s): Patricia Clark, soprano ; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano ; Raimund Herincx, tenor ; Monica Sinclair (Sorceress) ; Eileen Poulter, Rhianon James, Catherine Wilson, Dorothy Dorow, John Mitchinson, supporting soloists ; St. Anthony Singers ; John McCarthy, chorus master ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Terence Weil, cello ; Emanuel Hurwitz, leader ; Thurston Dart, harpsichord continuo ; Anthony Lewis, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded
1961 October at
Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England.
Description: 1 audio disc (53 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Legends (Decca Record Company)
Responsibility: Purcell.

Abstract:

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.

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