Didon et Enée : Structure

 

Opera, Dido and Aeneas (1689)

  • Movt. 1, Overture
  • Act 1
    • Movt. 2a, Aria, "Shake the cloud from off your brow"
    • Movt. 2b, Chorus, "Banish sorrow, banish care"
    • Movt. 3, Aria and Ritornello, "Ah! Belinda, I am prest with torment"
    • Movt. 4, Duet (dialogue), "Grief increases by concealing"
    • Movt. 5, Chorus, "When monarchs unite"
    • Movt. 6, Trio (dialogue), "Whence could so much virtue spring?"
    • Movt. 7, Duet and Chorus, "Fear no danger"
    • Movt. 8, Trio (dialogue), "See, your royal guest appears"
    • Movt. 9, Chorus (dialogue), Cupid only throws the dart"
    • Movt. 10, Aria, "If not for mine"
    • Movt. 11, Prelude and Aria, "Pursue thy conquest, love"
    • Movt. 12, Chorus, "To the hills and the vales"
    • Movt. 13, Dance - The triumphing dance
  • Act 2
    • Movt. 14, Prelude and Aria, "Wayward sisters"
    • Movt. 15, Chorus, "Harm's our delight"
    • Movt. 16, Aria, "The queen of Carthage, whom we hate"
    • Movts. 17 - 20, Chorus and Dialogue, "Ho ho ho!"
    • Movt. 21, Chorus, "In our deep vaulted cell"
    • Movt. 22, "Echo dance of the furies"
    • Movt. 23, Ritornello
    • Movt. 24a - b, Aria and Chorus, "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
    • Movt. 24c, Dance - Gittar ground
    • Movt. 25a, Aria, "Oft she visits this lone mountain"
    • Movt. 25b, Ritornello, "A Dance to entertain Aeneas by Dido's Women"
    • Movt. 26, Aria, "Behold, upon my bended spear"
    • Movt. 27, Aria and Chorus, "Haste, haste to town"
    • Movt. 28, Duet (dialogue), "Stay, Prince"
  • Act 3
    • Movt. 29, Prelude and Aria, "Come away, fellow sailors"
    • Movt. 30, Dance - The sailor's dance
    • Movt. 31, Trio (dialogue), "See the flags and the streamers curling"
    • Movt. 32, Aria, "Our next motion"
    • Movt. 33, Chorus, " Destruction's our delight"
    • Movt. 34, Dance - The witches' dance
    • Movt. 35a, Aria, "Your counsel all is urg'd in vain"
    • Movt. 35b, Trio (dialogue), "See, madam where the Prince appears"
    • Movt. 36, Chorus, "Great minds against themselves conspire"
    • Movt. 37, Aria, "Thy hand Belinda, darkness shades me"
    • Movt. 38, Ground, Aria and Ritornello, "When I am laid in earth"
    • Movt. 39, Chorus, "With drooping wings"
    • Movt. 40, Epilogue, "All that we know the angels do above"