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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Monks, Armonico Consort


Release Date: 06/09/2015 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 417   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rachael LloydRobert DaviesElin Manahan ThomasRoderick Morris,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher Monks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonico Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whilst Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas is the only complete opera written during his short life, it has become a work at the heart of British musical heritage. One of the world’s leading Baroque voices, Elin Manahan Thomas, performs in this stunning recording of the first masterpiece in English opera. The epic tragedy of a queen, a soldier and an illicit love is told through a spectacularly rich array of music. Whilst Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas is the only complete opera written during his short life, it has become a work at the heart of British musical heritage. One of the world’s leading Baroque voices, Elin Manahan Thomas, performs in this stunning recording of the first masterpiece in English opera. The epic tragedy of a queen, a soldier and an illicit love is told through a spectacularly rich array of music. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rachael Lloyd (Alto), Robert Davies (Bass), Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano),
Roderick Morris (Countertenor), Eloise Irving (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Monks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonico Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Venue:  Church of St Augustine, Kilburn 
Length: 42 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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