With, Don Shabkie, Pianist perform “But death, alas!…Thy hand Belinda” from Henry Purcell’s (1659-1695) opera Dido and Aeneas during pt 1 of 4, of concert series titled, “Lovers in all Predicaments.” At the Bishopville Opera House, SC, USA. Produced by Lee County Arts Council and Anima Productions. Recorded by Zack Meddlin, and Edited by Jeff Mahaffey.
TEXT: “But death, alas! I cannot shun! Death must come when he is gone! Thy hand Belinda! Darkness shades me. On thy bossom let me rest. More I would but death invades me! Death is now a welcome guest. 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!