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Shake the cloud from off your brow - No.1, Song and Chorus
from Act I of the English opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Libretto: Nahum Tate

Role: Belinda, Dido's maid
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric soprano|soubrette
Setting: Dido's palace, Ancient Carthage
Synopsis: Belinda tries to cheer up Dido, asking her to wipe the sad look from off of her face and think of all the good things she has
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb4 - G5G4 - D#/Eb5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-11-04)
Shake the cloud from off your brow, Belinda's aria from Dido and Aeneas

Shake the cloud from off your brow,
Fathe your wishes doth allow,
Empire growing, pleasures flowing,
Fortune smiles and so should you.
Translation into Italian by Ugo Berardi (added 1997-12-21)
Italian Translation of Shake the cloud from off your brow, Belinda's aria
	from Dido and Aeneas

Non aggrottate le ciglia,
il fato vi favorirà;
facendo sorgere imperi,
profondendo piaceri,
la Fortuna ride , e fatelo anche voi.

Translation by Ugo Berardi (pro.ugo@tin.it)
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
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