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Purcell - BrittenDido and Aeneas (1689) 50'
Opera in three acts, edited by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst (1951, rev.1958-59)

Music Text  
Libretto by Nahum Tate (E,G)

Scoring
4S,S(orT),3M,T(orBar); chorus strings and continuo.
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World premiere of version
5/1/1951
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London
Joan Cross, director / English Opera Group / Benjamin Britten


Recommended Recording
Claire Watson/Peter Pears/English Opera Group/Benjamin Britten
BBC Legends BBCB 8003-2

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