- Curtis Price
(b London, 1658 or 1659; d London, Nov 21, 1695). English composer and organist. Generally acknowledged as the greatest English opera composer, Purcell wrote only one true opera, Dido and Aeneas. His main contribution to the professional stage includes substantial scores for four semi-operas and miscellaneous incidental music for some 50 plays, including Dryden’s ...