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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

ANN MURRAY "Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth"

Singer: Ann Murray

Ann Murray sings "Thy hand, Belinda....When I am laid in earth"
from Dido an Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Concentus musicus Wien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

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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

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

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

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