Korkyra baroque festival

2016 | Arneri Palace Courtyard, Korčula – Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626


Time: September 10, 2016 21:00
Location: Palača Arneri, Korčula

About Tour

Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626
Henry Purcell


Vocal ensemble Antiphonus (Croatia)


Monika Cerovčec, Didona
Krešimir Stražanac, Aeneas
Ana Jembrek, Belinda
Franko Klisović, Sorceress
Anabela Barić, Vesna Matana, Witches
Želimir Panić, Spirit
Siniša Galović, Sailor
Vjekoslav Hudeček, Boris Rener, basses


Instrumental ensemble:
Vlatka Peljhan, Silvio Richter, violins
Dagmar Korbar, viola
Elisa La Marca, theorb
Tomislav Fačini, harpsichord and artistic direction






Act I

Belinda, Chorus: Shake the cloud from off your brow
Dido: Ah! Belinda, I am press’d with torment
Belinda, Dido: Grief increases by concealing
Chorus: When monarchs unite how happy their state
Dido, Belinda: Whence could so much virtue spring?
Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus: Fear no danger to ensue
Belinda, Aeneas, Dido: See, your Royal guest appears
Chorus: Cupid only throws the dart
Aeneas, Belinda: If not for mine, for Empire’s sake
Guitars’ Chaconne
Chorus: To the hills and the vales
The Triumphing Dance


Act II

Prelude for the Witches (Sorceress and 1st Witch): Wayward sisters
Chorus: Harm’s our delight
Sorceress: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate
Chorus: Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho!
1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress: Ruin’d ere the set of sun?
Chorus: Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho!
Sailors’ Dance
1st and 2nd Witches: But, ere we this perform
Chorus: In our deep vaulted cell
Echo Dance of Furies
Belinda, Chorus: Thanks to these lonesome vales
Guitar Dance, 2nd Woman: Oft she visits this lone mountain
Aeneas, Dido: Behold, upon my bended spear
Belinda, Chorus: Haste to town
Spirit, Aeneas: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove’s command


Act III 

1st Sailor and Chorus: Come away, fellow sailors
The Sailor’s Dance
Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches: See, the flags and streamers curling
Sorceress: Our next motion
Chorus: Destruction’s our delight
The Witches’ Dance
Belinda, Aeneas: Your counsel all is urg’d in vain
Chorus: Great minds against themselves conspire
Dido: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me
Dido: When I am laid in earth
Chorus: With drooping wings ye cupids come

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