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Henry Purcell Guides
'Dido and Aeneas' by Henry Purcell documents the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Prince of Troy, Aeneas. Based on book IV of Virgil’s epic poem, ‘The Aeneid’, Purcell’s opera is his first and only all-sung work.
Discover 15 facts about the English Baroque composer, responsible for chamber music, operas and songs.
Henry Purcell was one of the great British composers whose mastery of the voice was absolute.
Discover the best recordings of Purcell's Baroque opera