Decca Opera Purcell: Dido And Aeneas-the Indian Qu

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Label: DECCA
Catalog: 4783404
Format: CD

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) The Indian Queen, Z630 Emma Kirkby, Catherine Bott, Helen Parker, Libby Crabtree (sopranos), John Mark Ainsley, Simon Berridge, Julian Podger (tenors), Gerald Finley, David Thomas (baritones)

“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 addition, John Mark Ainsley provides a heroic Aeneas in what is a challenging role because of its apparent lack of guts... the project's ultimate hero is Christopher Hogwood, whose sympathy for every twist and turn of Purcell's delightful opera is total.”

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