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When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)

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:

Also known as:

Dido's Lament

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Dido

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano

Act:

3.10

Previous scene: Thy hand Belinda when I am laid
Next scene: With drooping wings Cupids come

Henry Purcell "Chaconne", "Dido's Lament" - A.C. Antonacci, Accademia degli Astrusi, F. Ferri

Singer: Anna Caterina Antonacci

Henry Purcell
Chaconne
from "The Fairy Queen"
"Dido's Lament"
from "Dido and Aeneas"

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano
Accademia degli Astrusi
Federico Ferri, conductor

Live at Festival MiTo, September 11th 2011.

Lorenzo Colitto, Maurizio Cadossi, Lisa Ferguson, Daniela Godio - first violin
Gabriele Raspanti, Gian Andrea Guerra, Igor Cantarelli, Donatella Colombo - second violin
Diego Mecca, Oliviero Ferri - viola
Mauro Valli, Cecilia Amadori - cello
Giovanni Valgimigli - violone
Aligi Voltan - baroque bassoon
Stefano Rocco - theorbo and baroque guitar
Maria Christina Cleary - harp
Daniele Proni - harpsichord and organ

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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

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G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Mezzo-SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach - Arias for Mezzo-SopranoOperatic Anthology: Mezzo-Soprano

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