Dido and Aeneas. An Opera Performed at Mr. Josias Priest’s Boarding School at Chelsea By Young Gentlewomen. The Words Made by Mr. Nahum Tate. Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell): Synopsis, Libretto, Highlights, MIDI, Noten, Sheet Music. Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is a gem, but the libretto, written by the man who gave King Lear a happy ending, has been widely mocked. Not any.

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A version of the opera adapted to modern dance was choreographed by the American Mark Morriswho originally danced both the roles of Dido and the Sorceress. This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Problems playing this file?

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The storm duly breaks and the courtiers hasten back to town, while the false Mercury tells Ilbretto he must leave Dido and sail for Italy. Although amd opera is a tragedy, there are numerous seemingly lighter scenes, such as the First Sailor’s song, “Take a boozy short leave of your nymphs on the shore, and silence their mourning with vows of returning, though never intending to visit them more.

List of compositions dkdo Henry Purcell. No repentance shall reclaim The injur’d Dido’s slighted flame. Known to have been part of the score, it is now performed as a dance taken from other, similar works by Purcell, or invented outright in the same vein, to keep the integrity and continuity of the performance. DIDO Whence could so much virtue spring?


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Phoebus all Events can see. Die Hexen treten auf. Gustav Holst dismissed the libretto as “the most wretched balderdash”.

Belinda zerstreut die Bedenken ihrer Herrin Then let me speak Dann lasst mich sprechen ; sie weiss, dass auch der Trojaner Dido zugeneigt ist. The chorus join in with terrible laughter, and the Enchantresses decide to conjure up a storm to make Dido and her train leave the grove and return to the palace.

They sing in F minor, which is the ‘evil key’ – you don’t often get it in Purcell. Mehr wollt ich tun, doch der Tod ist in mir. Tate’s language darts between lyrical celebration, characterful horror, and lament. To Fate I sue, of other means bereft, The only refuge for the wretched left.

OPERA-GUIDE: Dido and Aeneas

To gain th’ Hesperian shore And ruined Troy restore. This was a time when tragedy was turning inwards. For I Obey your will, but with more ease could die. Aeneas parts from Dido, who kills herself once he has gone, her death lamented by mourning cupids. Dido and Belinda talk for a time: A biographyNortheastern University Press, His version of King Lear held the stage for over years, perhaps because, for all its apparent textual vandalism, it has an emotional honesty.

She derides his reasons for leaving, and even when Aeneas says he will defy the gods and not leave Carthage, Dido rejects him for having once thought of leaving her.

Dido and Aeneas: Synopsis – Opera Libretti

An deinem Busen lass mich ruhen. Opera by Henry Purcell. Synopses of Opera Index of Operas by Composer. After all, it was clearly good enough for Purcell. Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group.


Der Held liebt ebenso wie ihr. This would librettp Dido heartbroken, and she would surely die. This was also the first project on which he and Purcell collaborated – the composer supplied a plangent prison songfinding emotional shade in the sparest lyrics. Exit Spirit But ah! His Coursers Advancing, Curvetting and Prancing.

Purcell responds feelingly to Tate’s hints and compact phrases. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mark Morris Dance Group, Work details: The group is pleased at how well their plan has worked, and the Libretgo sings a solo describing her further plans for the destruction of Aeneas “on the ocean”.

Soft and gentle as her heart Keep here your watch, and never part. We know nothing today about the circumstances in which Dido and Aeneas was conceived, nor whether the project was led by Tate, Purcell, or a specific commission. One night enjoy’d, the next forsook. D E Dido und Aeneas Personen: As Christopher Hogwood says: Dido is distraught and Belinda comforts her. See Purcell p. Keine Reue kann wieder erlangen Der verletzten Dido verachtete Liebe.

Not a subscriber yet? These are all my Guards ye View, What can these blind Archers do. Dido, Belinda und Gefolge treten ab. They stop at the grove to take in its beauty.