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from Act III of the English opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Libretto: Nahum Tate

Role: Dido, Queen of Carthage
Voice Part: soprano|mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo|lyric soprano
Setting: Dido's palace, Ancient Carthage
Synopsis: With Aeneas gone back to Rome and Dido dying of grief, Dido asks for Belinda to remember her when she is dead.
Range: Tessitura:
G4 - G5G4 - D5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-11-04)
Dido's Lament, Dido's aria from Dido and Aeneas

When I am laid in earth,
MAy my wrongs create,
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me!
But ah! forget my fate!
Translation into Italian by Ugo Berardi (added 1997-12-21)
Italian Translation of Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas

Quando mi giacerĂ² in terra
posson gli errori miei non tormentarti.
Rammentami; ma, ah!, scordati del mio fato crudel!

Translation by Ugo Berardi (
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