Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

Dido's Lament

The Aria is from Henry Purcell's early English Opera of 1689. Dido Queen of Carthage laments the departure of her Trojan lover Aeneas and resolves to die. She sings

When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

It is the saddest and most beautiful song, but opera isn't to everyone's taste. I am really enjoying this version sung by Alison Moyet.

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