Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - James Bowman (counter tenor); Jamie MacDougall (tenor); Karl Daymond (bass); Maria Ewing (vocals); Mary Plazas (soprano);...
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This performance of Dido and Aeneas, taken from a 1995 television production directed by Peter Maniura, and conducted by Richard Hickox, is a gorgeous realization of Purcell's masterpiece. Some performances of the opera run the risk of being primarily quaint and charming, but the gritty, unflinching naturalism of this production gives it an emotional realism that can feel almost shocking. Hickox has an exceptional cast of singing actors who are unfailingly convincing in drawing the audience into their world. Maria Ewing is ...

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas 2008, Chandos

UPC: 095115058626