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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Mark Morris Dance Group, Work details: Back at court, Dido has been informed of her lover’s planned departure and seeks Belinda’s counsel. Ten Thousand Thousand Harmes. It would be noble, or at least acceptable, for Aeneas to follow the decree of the Gods, but not so acceptable for him to be tricked by ill-meaning spirits. A biographyNortheastern University Press, Librtto all Events can see.

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, libretto

Services below require separate subscription. Ihr wird aufgetragen, als Hermes verkleidet Aeneas awneas Willen des Zeus, sofort nach Italien zu segeln, kundzutun.

Elissa dies tonight, And Carthage flames tomorrow. His Coursers Advancing, Curvetting and Prancing. Her confidante Belinda and her courtiers persuade Dido to speak her love and the act ends with general rejoicing.

Dido and Aeneas was Purcell’s first and only all-sung opera and derives from the English masque tradition.

They Wound indeed, but ’tis a pleasing smart. The prologue, the end of the act 2 ‘Grove’ scene, and several dances, were almost certainly lost when the opera was divided into parts to be performed as interludes between the acts of spoken plays in the first decade of the eighteenth century. When the spell is prepared, the witches vanish in a thunderclap. As new critical editions of the score appeared, and with the revival of interest in Baroque music, the number of productions steadily increased.


Librtto, Bryan, ‘Letter from Aleppo: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Earth and Heaven conspire my fall. After all, it was cido good enough for Purcell.

Dido and Aeneas: Synopsis – Opera Libretti

Belinda is trying to cheer up Dido, but Dido is full of sorrow, saying ‘Peace and I are strangers grown’. Most famous of all elements in the opera is Dido’s lament, When I am laid in earthwith its descending ground bass borrowed from current Venetian practice.

This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Ach, lasst nicht in einem Feuer ohne Hoffnung, Einen Helden fallen, und Troja noch einmal untergehen. All the characters begin to clear the stage after a dance in three sections, and then disperse.

Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: The first of the arias to be published separately was “Ah, Belinda” in Orpheus Britannicus. The Earl of Harewood ed. This is all stopped when Dido hears distant thunder, prompting Belinda to tell the servants to prepare for a return to shelter as soon as possible.

Jove commands thee, waste no more In Love’s delights, those precious hours, Aeneaz by th’Almighty Powers. Preparations are being made for the departure of the Trojan fleet.


Keep here your watch, and never, never part. Belinda, I am press’d With torment not to be confess’d, Peace and I are strangers grown. She dies longing for oblivion – “Remember me, but ah! It was composed no later than July[2] and had been performed at Josias Priest ‘s girls’ school in London by the end of Tate’s version downplays the imperial project: Low Ham Roman Villa Amelia. The composer, portrait by Fido Clostermanc.

Wie kann ich ein so hartes Schicksal ertragen? Kaum hat sie mir ihr Herz geschenkt, Da bin ich schon gezwungen, aus ihrer Umarmung zu fliehen. Anker werden gelichtet und Segel entfaltet.

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An das Schicksal wend ich meine Klage, denn andere Mittel bleiben mir nicht. Denn ich Gehorche euerm Willen, doch leichter fiel’ es mir zu sterben. Dido and Aeneas are in love.

Keine Reue kann wieder erlangen Der verletzten Dido verachtete Liebe.

Commentators sneered at the way Tate took an episode from Virgil’s Aeneid and reduced it to a pulpy romance. Purcell responds feelingly to Tate’s hints and compact phrases. Dido and Aeneas is Tate’s only libretto, and Purcell’s only through-composed opera.