D'Urfey also wrote some 500 songs, a number of texts to be set to music by Henry Purcell, and an epilogue for Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas
We both have a past to repent of, though as we hadn't published anything about Dido in a prominent place before the appearance of |"Unscarr'd by turning times"?: the dating of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
' (EM, XX/3 (Aug 1992), pp.372-90), , we could admit the error of our ways with tolerably good grace.
(The matter of nationality is always important: the French-oriented ensemble Les Arts Florissants, responsible for last year's absorbing version of Charpentier's Medee, doesn't make anything like a comparable effect in its new recording of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
; the line readings are flat and literal rather than spontaneous and vivid.) Still, most of Monteverdi's expressivity is securely articulated, and the dialogues have urgency and a real sense of exchange.
La Voix Humaine is presented at the Theatre Royal as a special double bill, together with Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
York University's Departments of Music, Theatre and Dance in the Faculty of Fine Arts joined forces to stage a multifaceted production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
. This project was the brainchild of mezzo Catherine Robbie, head ofYork's voice program.
WELL-ROUNDED LEARNING RGS Choir performing Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Christopher Morley Venus and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas Birmingham University Summer Festival John Blow's Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
, both composed within a few years of each other towards the end of the 17th century, on paper make the ideal doublebill for an operatic evening.
Dido and Aeneas
, Portland - 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist, 1838 S.W.
Before my son lost it at a chess tournament, it was Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
, Schuman's Dichterliebe, the Barber Violin Concerto and Tom Waits.
And on July 2, Armonico Consort Opera will be in action at Kings High School for girls with an unusual doublebill featuring Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, a comedy set to music by the 17th-century French composer Lully.
Mark Morris' Dido and Aeneas
looms as one of his towering works, perhaps the apotheosis of his profound partnering with Baroque vocal music.
The programme will also include material Dido and Aeneas
and Africa is my Name.