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Whence could so much virtue spring

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

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Dido / Belinda

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano / Soprano

Act:

1.06

Previous scene: When monarchs unite
Next scene: Fear no danger to ensue

Dido & Aeneas, Z. 626: Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda)

Singer(s): Kirsten Flagstad Arda Mandikian Anna Pollak Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

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Dido & Aeneas, Z. 626: Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda) · Kirsten Flagstad

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Flagstad, Schwarzkopf, Hemsley) (1952)

℗ 2007 Naxos

Released on: 2007-08-01

Artist: Kirsten Flagstad
Artist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Artist: Eilidh McNab
Artist: Arda Mandikian
Artist: Sheila Rex
Artist: Anna Pollak
Artist: Thomas Hemsley
Artist: David Lloyd
Choir: Mermaid Singers
Conductor: Geraint Jones
Orchestra: Mermaid Orchestra
Composer: Henry Purcell

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

DIDO
Whence could so much virtue spring?
What storms, what battles did he sing?
Anchises' valour mix'd with Venus' charms
How soft in peace, and yet how fierce in arms!

BELINDA
A tale so strong and full of woe
Might melt the rocks as well as you.

SECOND WOMAN
What stubborn heart unmov'd could see
Such distress, such piety?

DIDO
Mine with storms of care oppress'd
Is taught to pity the distress'd.
Mean wretches' grief can touch,
So soft, so sensible my breast;
But ah! I fear, I pity his too much.

BELINDA AND SECOND WOMAN
repeated by Chorus
Fear no danger to ensue,
The Hero loves as well as you,
Ever gentle, ever smiling,
And the cares of life beguiling,
Cupid strew your path with flowers
Gather'd from Elysian bowers.

English Libretto or Translation:

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