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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

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - "Whence could so much virtue spring?" - "Fear no danger"

Singer(s): Lynne Dawson Anne Sofie von Otter Sarah Leonard

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 - "Whence could so much virtue spring?" - "Fear no danger" · The English Concert · Trevor Pinnock · Anne Sofie von Otter · Lynne Dawson · Sarah Leonard · The English Concert Choir

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

℗ 1989 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Released on: 1989-01-01

Producer, Executive Producer: Dr. Andreas Holschneider
Producer, Executive Producer: Charlotte Kriesch
Producer, Recording Producer: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch
Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer: Hans-Peter Schweigmann
Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hans-Rudolf Müller
Studio Personnel, Editor: Andrew Wedman
Composer: Henry Purcell
Author: Nahum Tate
Author, Original Text Author: Virgil

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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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