Performance Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 2 PM

Les Violons du Roy
La Chapelle de Québec

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic story of the Queen of Carthage and her love for the flawed Trojan hero. Purcell spices the tale with a chorus of witches and a lively sailors’ hornpipe. Dido’s lament, “When I am laid in earth,” is the heart-wrenching climax of the opera and one of the most famous vocal works of all time.


  • Les Violons du Roy
  • La Chapelle de Québec
    Richard Egarr, Conductor
  • Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Dido)
  • Henk Neven, Baritone (Aeneas)
  • Hélène Guilmette, Soprano (Belinda)
  • Vicki St. Pierre, Mezzo-Soprano (Sorceress)
  • Stefanie True, Soprano (Second Woman)
  • Lesley Emma Bouza, Soprano (First Witch)
  • Sheila Dietrich, Soprano (Second Witch)
  • Daniel Cabena, Countertenor (Spirit)
  • Jacques-Olivier Chartier, Tenor (Sailor)
  • Stephen Hegedus, Bass-Baritone


  • HENRY from The Fairy Queen
    ·· Air
    ·· Rondeau
    ·· Scene of the Drunken Poet
    ·· Air (instrumental)
    ·· Prelude to "If Love's a Sweet Passion"
  • HENRY from King Arthur
    ·· Hornpipe
    ·· "How happy the lover"
  • HENRY from The Fairy Queen
    ·· Dance for the Fairies
    ·· Monkeys' Dance
    ·· "O let me weep"
    ·· Prelude
    ·· Chaconne
  • Dido and Aeneas


"When I am laid in earth" from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Tatiana Troyanos, Mezzo-Soprano | English Chamber Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon


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