|Dido and Aeneas|
|Dido and Aeneas Synopsis|
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Dame Janet Baker in Purcell's beautiful opera Dido and Aeneas, singing the first of Dido's great tragic arias, "Ah Belinda, I am prest with torment".
Glyndebourne, 1966. Conductor: Charles Mackerras
I am pressed with torment not to be confessed.
Peace and I are strangers grown.
I languish till my grief is known
Yet would not have it guessed.