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'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.
Dido forces Aeneas to leave, and proclaims that she must die now Aeneas has gone. The chorus sing, asking cupids to scatter rose petals on her tomb.
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