date ideer Rudersdal - Women dating Bornholm
The prologue refers to the joy of a marriage between two monarchs, which could refer to the marriage between William and Mary.
It would be noble, or at least acceptable, for Aeneas to follow the decree of the Gods, but not so acceptable for him to be tricked by ill-meaning spirits.
Although the opera is a tragedy, there are numerous seemingly lighter scenes, such as the First Sailor's song, "Take a boozy short leave of your nymphs on the shore, and silence their mourning with vows of returning, though never intending to visit them more." Musicologist Ellen T.
Harris considers the callousness and cynicism of the song to underline the "moral" of the story, that young women should not succumb to the advances and promises of ardent young men.
It was composed no later than July 1688, It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her.
A monumental work in Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas is remembered as one of Purcell's foremost theatrical works.