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Dido and Aeneaslocked

  • Curtis Price

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Tragic opera in three acts by henry Purcell to a libretto by nahum Tate after the same poet’ s play Brutus of Alba and Virgil ’s Aeneid; first known performance at a girls’ boarding school at Chelsea, before December 1689.

The only known performance during Purcell’s lifetime was at Chelsea, in a boarding school run by Josias Priest, a famous dancer and choreographer. This took place some time before ...

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