The Sorceress' Tale
Prologue to Purcell’s
Dido & Aeneas
1995; original libretto by composer; revised 2002
For the same forces as Purcell's
Dido & Aeneas, conceived as a companion work.
The story behind the story of Dido and Aeneas. From the Sorceress' point of view.
Mezzo, 2 sopranos,
high baritone, 3 non-singing parts;
ca. 20 mins.
Commissioned by the London Festival Orchestra, with funds
from Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.