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Discovering Music: Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas'




Stephen Johnson

Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' - Analysis
Watch Stephen Johnson's analysis of Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' with the Manchester Camerata under Nicholas Kraemer.




Manchester Camerata

'When I am laid in earth'
Watch a performance of the aria 'When I am laid in Earth' from Purcell's Opera 'Dido and Aeneas'.



Cast
Carolina Krogius - Dido
Philip Smith - Aeneas
Fleur Bray - Belinda
Hanna-Liisa Midwood Kirchin - 2nd Woman
Katie Lowe - Sorceress
Elise Dye - 1st Witch
Soraya Mafi - 2nd Witch
David Shaw - Sailor
Jenny France - Spirit
RNCM Chorus and Manchester Camerata directed by Nicholas Kraemer

Stephen Johnson - presenter

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor

Carolina Krogius as Dido

Dido and Aeneas - Carolina Krogius and Philip Smith

Dido and Belinda - Carolina Krogius and Fleur Bray

David Shaw as the Sailor

Katie Lowe as the Sorceress

David Millar, Theorbo player

Members of the Manchester Camerata

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