When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
Dido's Lament - Malena Ernman
Singer: Malena Ernman
An absolutely amazing performance by Malena Ernman of Dido's Lament from Henry Purcells opera Dido and Aeneas. This is a recording from a perfomance at Opera Comique in Paris.
I had the great privilege to see this production in Amsterdam and it was an experience I will never forget. So thank you to everyone that made that night an extraordinary memory!
Watch videos with other singers performing When I am laid in earth:
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.