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Thy hand Belinda when I am laid

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

Role(s):

Dido

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano

Act:

3.09

Previous scene: Great minds against themselves
Next scene: When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas - Jessye Norman (Complete)

Singer: Jessye Norman

Dido & Aeneas 1986 recording
English Chamber Orchestra,
Jessye Norman, Robert Aldwinckle, Della Jones, Thomas Allen, Adrian Beers, Patricia Kern, Elizabeth Gale

0:00 Dido and Aeneas - Overture
2:09 Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - "Shake the cloud from off your brow" Marie McLaughlin

3:24 Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - "Ah! Belinda, I am prest with torment" Jessye Norman
9:05 Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - "Whence could so much virtue spring?" - "Fear no danger" Jessye Norman
12:36 Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - "See, your Royal Guest" - "If not for mine" - "To the hills and the vales" - The Triumphing Dance Marie McLaughlin
17:59 Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 - Prelude for the witches English Chamber Orchestra
19:00 Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 - "Wayward sisters" - "But ere we this perform" Patricia Kern
23:58 Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 - "In our deep vaulted cell" - Echo Dance of the Furies English Chamber Orchestra Chorus
27:05 Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 - Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales" Marie McLaughlin
29:50 Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 - "Oft she visits" - "Behold, upon my bending spear" Elizabeth Gale
33:15 Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 - "Stay, Prince" - "Jove's commands shall be obey'd" Derek Lee Ragin
36:37 Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 - Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors" Patrick Power
39:11 Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 - The sailor's Dance - "See the flags" - "Destruction'sour delight" - The Witches' Dance Patricia Kern
42:42 Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 - "Your counsel all is urged in vain" - "But death, alas" Jessye Norman
48:14 Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 - "Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth" Jessye Norman
53:38 Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 - "With drooping wings" English Chamber Orchestra Chorus

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

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.

English Libretto or Translation:

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Full English translation Dido and Aeneas