Stay Prince and hear

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

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Aeneas / Ghost

Voice(s):

Tenor or Baritone

Act:

2.14

Previous scene: Haste haste to town
Next scene: Then since our chorus have sped

Dido and Aeneas: Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas)

Singer(s): Alfred Deller Robert Tear

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Dido and Aeneas: Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas) · Robert Tear, Maurice Bevan, Oriana Concert Orchestra, Alfred Deller & Harold Lester

Music of Henry Purcell

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Released on: 2008-09-02

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

The Spirit of the Sorceress descends to Aeneas in the likeness of Mercury

SPIRIT
Stay, Prince and hear great Jove's command;
He summons thee this Night away.

AENEAS
Tonight?

SPIRIT
Tonight thou must forsake this land,
The Angry God will brook no longer stay.
Jove commands thee, waste no more
In Love's delights, those precious hours,
Allow'd by th'Almighty Powers.
To gain th' Hesperian shore
And ruined Troy restore.

AENEAS
Jove's commands shall be obey'd,
Tonight our anchors shall be weighed.
Exit Spirit
But ah! what language can I try
My injur'd Queen to pacify:
No sooner she resigns her heart,
But from her arms I'm forc'd to part.
How can so hard a fate be took?
One night enjoy'd, the next forsook.
Yours be the blame, ye gods! For I
Obey your will, but with more ease could die.

English Libretto or Translation:

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