Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Davis, ASMF

Release Date: 3/11/2016
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186230
Composer: Henry Purcell
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s only opera, and was written in the later portion of the seventeenth century, when there was no opera tradition in England. The libretto for this work is based on Virgil’s Aeneid. This album was originally recorded in 1970, and has been remastered for re-release. The performing ensembles are Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the John Alldis Choir under the capable direction of Sir Colin Davis.
Works on This Recording
1. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Josephine Veasey (Soprano), Helen Donath (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Frank Patterson (Tenor), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Mezzo Soprano), Delia Wallis (Soprano), Gillian Knight (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Period: Baroque
Written: 1689 ; England
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