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This page lists all recordings of Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659-95).

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Janet Baker (Dido), Raimund Herincx (Aeneas), Patricia Clark (Belinda), Monica Sinclair (Sorceress)

English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Singers, Anthony Lewis

listening to Janet Baker as Dido in her celebrated recording made at the dawn of her career, in 1962, still leaves one breathless with admiration and moved to the core by her combination of glorious... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Sarah Connolly (Dido), Gerald Finley (Aeneas), Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Patricia Bardon (Sorceress), William Purefoy (Spirit), Sarah Tynan (Second Woman), John Mark Ainsley (Sailor), Carys Lane & Rebecca Outram (Witches)

Choir of the Age of Enlightenment & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,...

This new Dido… enshrines Connolly as one of the most affecting Carthaginian Queens since Janet Baker's account nearly half a century ago. From the outset, Connolly exudes imposing presence,... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Simone Kermes (Dido), Dimitris Tiliakos (Aeneas), Deborah York (Belinda), Oleg Ryabets (Sorceress), Margarita Mezentseva, Sofia Fomina, Yana Mamonova, Elena Kondratova, Valeria Safonova & Alexandre Zverev

New Siberian Singers (chamber choir of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera &...

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In opera and elsewhere Decca really did lead the way through much of the second half of the twentieth century and this new box set celebrates and demonstrates that through a tremendous range... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Catherine Bott (Dido), Emma Kirkby (Belinda), John Mark Ainsley (Aeneas), David Thomas (Sorceress), Elisabeth Priday (First Witch), Sara Stowe (Second Witch), Julianne Baird (Second Woman), Daniel Lochmann (First Sailor) & Michael Chance (Spirit)

Chorus and Orchestra of The Academy of Ancient...

…Catherine Bott's Dido is perfectly rendered as part of an integrated recorded sound in a performance that's breathtakingly well nuanced. Emma Kirkby's Belinda is similarly finely turned In... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Emily Van Evera (Dido), Ben Parry (Aeneas), Janet Lax (Belinda), Haden Andrews (Sorceress), Hanne Mari Ørbaek

Taverner Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott

Tempos are not particularly brisk but the playing is throughout fresh and vivid...the whole ensemble, down to Douglas Wootton’s down-to-earth entertaining Sailor and the charming enchantresses,... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Ann Murray (Dido), Anton Scharinger (Aeneas), Trudeliese Schmidt (Sorceress)

Rachel Yakar (Belinda)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The timbre and weight of Ann Murray's voice drag down Dido's vocal line. While neatly shaping the phrases of the chorus, Harnoncourt reins in neither its volume nor the soloists' rubatos. More…

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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (plus Bonus Arias)

Patricia Clark, Eileen Poulter, Monica Sinclair, Rhianon James, Catherine Wilson, Dorothy Dorow, Raimund Herincx & John Mitchinson

St. Anthony Singers & English Chamber Orchestra, Philomusica of London, Anthony Lewis

This set really stands on the basis of Baker’s Dido and she is marvellous...the Alto disc sounds fine and full-bodied and certainly as good as the Decca version...All lovers of this opera should... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Rachael Lloyd (Dido), Elin Manahan Thomas (Belinda), Robert Davies (Aeneas), Roderick Morris (Sorceress), Eloise Irving (Second Woman/First Witch/Spirit), Jenni Harper (Second Witch), Miles Golding (Sailor)

Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks

This new recording, with a cast of youthful, fresh-voiced soloists and an ingenuous approach, recaptures the spirit of the first known performance in a Chelsea boarding school for 'young gentlewomen'…Rachel... More…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Josephine Veasey, John Shirley-Quirk, Helen Donath, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Delia Wallis, Gillian Knight, Sir Thomas Allen

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, John Alldis Choir, Sir Colin Davis

fresh and enjoyable More…

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