Dido and Aeneas discography

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This is a discography of Dido and Aeneas, an opera by Henry Purcell. The first known performance was at Josias Priest's girls' school in London in the spring of 1689.

Audio[edit]

Year Cast
(Dido, Belinda,
Aeneas, Sorceress)
Conductor and orchestra Label
1935 Nancy Evans,
Mary Hamlin,
Roy Henderson,
Mary Jarred
Clarence Raybould,
Boyd Neel String Orchestra and Charles Kennedy Scott's A Capella singers
Decca,
Cat. No. X 101-107, (7 x 78rpm records, by subscription only for the Purcell Society).[1]
1945 Joan Hammond,
Isobel Baillie,
Dennis Noble,
Edith Coates
Constant Lambert,
Philharmonica String Orchestra and chorus
Opera D'Oro,
OPD-1220
1951 Irma Kolassi,
Gisèle Vivarelli,
Yvon le Marc'Hadour,
Marguerite Pifteau
Pierre Capdevielle,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Students’ Chorus of the Geneva Conservatoire
Cascavelle,
VEL 3107
1951 Kirsten Flagstad,
Maggie Teyte,
Thomas Hemsley,
Edith Coates
Geraint Jones,
The Mermaid Orchestra and Singers
Walhall,
WLCD0186
1952 Kirsten Flagstad,
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf,
Thomas Hemsley,
Arda Mandikian
Geraint Jones,
The Mermaid Orchestra and Singers
EMI Références,
CDH7610062
1955 Martha Mödl,
Dora Lindgreen,
Hermann Prey,
Gusta Hammer
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt,
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [2]
UraCant,
2008
1959 Claire Watson,
Jeannette Sinclair,
Sir Peter Pears,
Arda Mandikian
Benjamin Britten,
English Opera Group Orchestra and Purcell Singers
BBC Music,
BBCB 8003-2
1961 Dame Janet Baker,
Patricia Clark,
Raimund Herincx,
Monica Sinclair
Anthony Lewis,
English Chamber Orchestra and St. Anthony Singers
Decca,
4663872 (2000).
1963 Mary Thomas,
Honor Sheppard,
Maurice Bevan,
Helen Watts
Alfred Deller,
Oriana Orchestra and Chorus
Vanguard,
3003332
1965 Victoria de los Ángeles,
Heather Harper,
Peter Glossop,
Patricia Johnson
Sir John Barbirolli,
English Chamber Orchestra and Ambrosian Singers, under Raymond Leppard
EMI,
CDM 5 65664 2
1967 Tatiana Troyanos,
Sheila Armstrong,
Barry McDaniel,
Patricia Johnson
Sir Charles Mackerras,
Chamber Orchestra of the North German Radio and Monteverdi Choir Hamburg, under Jürgen Jürgens
Deutsche Grammophon Archiv Produktion,
447 148-2
1970 Josephine Veasey,
Helen Donath,
John Shirley-Quirk,
Elizabeth Bainbridge
Sir Colin Davis,
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and John Alldis Choir
Philips Eloquence,
4428334
1971 Shirley Verrett,
Helen Donath,
Dan Iordachescu,
Oralia Dominguez
Raymond Leppard,
Ambrosian Singers, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI Torino
Arkadia,
619
1975 Dame Janet Baker,[3]
Norma Burrowes,
Sir Peter Pears,
Anna Reynolds
Steuart Bedford,
Aldeburgh Festival Strings and London Opera Chorus
Decca,
468 561-2
1977 Tatiana Troyanos,[4]
Felicity Palmer,
Richard Stilwell,
Alfreda Hodgson
Raymond Leppard,
English Chamber Orchestra and English Chamber Chorus
Erato
2292-45263-2
1978 D'Anna Fortunato,
Nancy Armstrong,
Mark Baker,
Bruce Fithian
Joel Cohen,
The Boston Camerata
harmonia mundi usa,
HM 10.067 (LP only)
1981 Emma Kirkby,
Judith Nelson,
David Thomas,
Jantina Noorman
Andrew Parrott,
Taverner Consort and Players
Chandos,
CHAN 8306
1982 Ann Murray,
Rachel Yakar,
Anton Scharinger,
Trudeliese Schmidt
Nikolaus Harnoncourt,
Concentus Musicus Wien and Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Teldec,
4509-93686-2
1985 Guillemette Laurens,
Jill Feldman,
Philippe Cantor,
Dominique Visse
William Christie,
Les Arts Florissants
Harmonia Mundi (France)
HMC 905173
1985 Teresa Berganza,
Danielle Borst,
Per-Arne Wahlgren,
Glenys Linos
Michel Corboz,
Ensemble instrumental de Lausanne and Choir of the Lausanne City Opera
Erato,
2292-45263-2
1985 Jessye Norman,
Marie McLaughlin,
Thomas Allen,
Patricia Kern
Raymond Leppard,
English Chamber Orchestra
Philips,
416299
1988 Anne Sofie von Otter,
Lynne Dawson,
Stephen Varcoe,
Nigel Rogers
Trevor Pinnock,
The English Concert
Deutsche Grammophon Archiv Produktion,
427 624-1
1989 Della Jones,
Donna Deam,
Peter Harvey,
Susan Bickley
Ivor Bolton,
St. James’s Baroque Players and Singers
Teldec,
4509-91191-2
1989 Rachel Ann Morgan,
Camille van Lunen,
David Barick,
Myra Kroese
Roderick Shaw,
Academy of the Begynhof Amsterdam
Globe,
5020
1990 Carolyn Watkinson,
Ruth Holton,
George Mosley,
Teresa Shaw
John Eliot Gardiner,
English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir
Philips,
432 114-2
1992 Catherine Bott,
Emma Kirkby,
John Mark Ainsley,
David Thomas
Christopher Hogwood,
The Academy of Ancient Music
Decca,
475 7195
1993 Lorraine Hunt,
Lisa Saffer,
Michael Dean,
Ellen Rabiner
Nicholas McGegan,
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Harmonia Mundi (France),
HMU 907110
1994 Emily Van Evera,
Ben Parry,
Janet Lax,
Hanne Mari Ørbaek,
Haden Andrews
Andrew Parrott,
Taverner Consort and Players
The Sony Classical Listening Station,
SK 62993
1994 Kym Amps,
Anna Crookes,
David van Asch,
Sarah Connolly
The Scholars Baroque Ensemble Naxos,
8.553108
1994 Véronique Gens,
Sophie Marin-Degor,
Nathan Berg,
Claire Brua
William Christie,
Les Arts Florissants
Erato,
4509-98477-2
1995 Jennifer Lane,
Cassandra Hoffman,
Michael Brown,
Desiree Halac
Bradley Brookshire,
I Musici di San Cassiano
Vox,
7518
1995 Maria Ewing,
Rebecca Evans,
Karl Daymond,
Sally Burgess
Richard Hickox,
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos,
CHAN 0586
1995 Jennifer Lane,
Ann Monoyios,
Russell Braun,
Jennifer Lane (bis)
Jeanne Lamon,
Tafelmusik
Chandos,
CHAN 8306
1996 Nancy Maultsby,
Susannah Waters,
Russell Braun,
Laura Tucker
Martin Pearlman,
Boston Baroque
Telarc,
80424
1998 Lynne Dawson,
Rosemary Joshua,
Gerald Finley,
Susan Bickley
René Jacobs,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Harmonia Mundi (France)
HMX 2991683
2000 Laura Pudwell,
Salomé Haller,
Peter Harvey,
Laura Pudwell (bis)
Hervé Niquet,
Le Concert Spirituel
Glossa,
GCD 921601
2002 Evelyn Tubb,
Thomas Meglioranza,
Julia Matthews,
Evelyn Tubb
Predrag Gosta,
New Trinity Baroque
Edition Lilac,
200204-2.[5]
2003 Susan Graham,
Camilla Tilling,
Ian Bostridge,
Felicity Palmer
Emmanuelle Haïm,
Le Concert d'Astrée and European Voices
Virgin Veritas,
45605.[6]
2004 Nicola Wemyss,
Francine van der Heijden,
Matthew Baker,
Helen Rasker
Jed Wentz,
Musica ad Rhenum
Brilliant,
92464
2007 Julianne Baird,
Andrea Lauren Brown,
Timothy Bentch,
Tatyana Rashkovsky
Valentin Radu,
Ama Deus Baroque Ensemble
Lyrichord,
LEMS 8057
2008 Sarah Connolly,
Lucy Crowe,
Gerald Finley,
Patricia Bardon
Steven Devine and Elizabeth Kenny,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Choir of the Enlightenment
Chandos,
CHAN 0757
2008 Simone Kermes,
Deborah York,
Dimitris Tiliakos,
Oleg Ryabets
Teodor Currentzis,
MusicAeterna and The New Siberian Singers
alpha,
HMU 140
2010 Malena Ernman,
Judith Van Wanroij,
Christopher Maltman,
Hillary Summers
William Christie,
Les Arts Florissants
FRA Musica,
FRA001 (DVD)/ FRA501 (Blu-ray) recorded at Opéra-Comique, 2008

Critical attention[edit]

The Haïm recording (2004 in US) received a highly complimentary review from Allan Kozinn, saying it surpassed Parrott's 1981 production, the latter "[u]ntil now, the best." Kozinn noted orchestration and vocal range innovations by Haïm, as well as strong major and minor cast members.[7]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The first full recording, see R.D. Darrell, The Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia of Recorded Music (New York 1936), 371.
  2. ^ Recorded live, in German
  3. ^ Baker's second recording
  4. ^ Troyanos's second studio recording
  5. ^ Eric Van Tassel, Early Music Journal, pub. Oxford University Press on Purcell's operas revisited
  6. ^ BBC Classical Review (Andrew McGregor) Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Susan Graham, Ian Bostridge etc (includes samples)
  7. ^ Kozinn, Allan, "MUSIC; Poor Dido Finally Gets A Real Man", The New York Times, March 07, 2004. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
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