112. Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)

Opera in a prologue and 3 actsComposer: Henry PurcellLibretto: Nahum Tate, after Virgil's ÆneidFirst performed: 1680s, after Blow's Venus and Adonis DIDO, Queen of CarthageSoprano or mezzo-soprano BELINDA, Dido’s sister and handmaidLight soprano SECOND WOMAN, another handmaidenSoprano or mezzo-soprano ÆNEAS, Trojan princeTenor or high baritone SORCERESS / SORCERERMezzo-soprano, contralto, countertenor, or bass Two WITCHES / ENCHANTRESSESMezzo-sopranoes Spirit, in form of MercurySoprano … Continue reading 112. Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)