Sparkling miniature opera, filled with intense drama and elegant song, lasts no more than an hour, yet unfolds a virtuoso range of expressive music, from a high-spirited sailors' dance to Dido's touching lament "When I am laid in earth." First presented in 1689, it remains the oldest operatic work st... read more
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Sparkling miniature opera, filled with intense drama and elegant song, lasts no more than an hour, yet unfolds a virtuoso range of expressive music, from a high-spirited sailors' dance to Dido's touching lament "When I am laid in earth." First presented in 1689, it remains the oldest operatic work still popularly performed. Authoritative early edition.
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