But death alas I cannot shun

Opera details:

Opera title:

Dido and Aeneas

Composer:

Henry Purcell

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Dido and Aeneas Synopsis

Libretto:

Dido and Aeneas Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria,choir

Role(s):

Dido

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano

Act:

3.08a

Previous scene: Witches dance
Next scene: Great minds against themselves

Dido and Aenas, Act III, Scene 7: "But Death, Alas! I Cannot Shun" (Dido, Chorus)

Singer: Teresa Berganza

Dido and Aenas, Act III, Scene 7: "But Death, Alas! I Cannot Shun" (Dido, Chorus) · Teresa Berganza, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Chœur du Conservatoire de Paris, Pierre Devaux

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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Released on: 2013-06-21

Music Publisher: D.R
Composer: Henry Purcell
Author: Nahum Tate

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

DIDO
To Death I'll fly
If longer you delay;
Away, away!.....
Exit Aeneas
But Death, alas! I cannot shun;
Death must come when he is gone.

CHORUS
Great minds against themselves conspire
And shun the cure they most desire.

DIDO
Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me,
On thy bosom let me rest,
More I would, but Death invades me;
Death is now a welcome guest.

When I am laid in earth,
May my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

Cupids appear in the clouds o'er her tomb

CHORUS
With drooping wings you Cupids come,
And scatter roses on her tomb.
Soft and gentle as her heart
Keep here your watch, and never part.

English Libretto or Translation:

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