|Dido and Aeneas|
|Dido and Aeneas Synopsis|
|Dido and Aeneas Libretto|
Also known as:
|Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano|
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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Thy hand Belinda... When I am laid in earth (Dido) /
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano /
Il Pomo d'Oro conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev /
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, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.