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Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Although it takes little more than an hour to perform, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas stands as the greatest operatic achievement of seventeeth-century England. This book demonstrates the opera's deep roots in the theatrical and musical traditions of its day, summarizing the cultural climate in which the opera was composed and analyzing Nahum Tate's libretto in light of sevente ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published 1989 by Oxford University Press
(first published February 11th 1988)
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