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.