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Francesca Gilpin directs a semi-staged production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, based on the original production for Glyndebourne by Jonathan Kent. William Christie conducts.

Francesca Gilpin directs a semi-staged production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, based on the original production for Glyndebourne by Jonathan Kent.

Adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Purcell's most lavish theatre score takes the form of a series of fantastical masques presented for the entertainment of Titania, Oberon and their fairy court.

Purcell: The Fairy Queen (Acts 1-3)

Carolyn Sampson, Lucy Crowe, Claire Debono, Anna Devin (sopranos)
Sean Clayton, Ed Lyon, Adrian Ward (tenors)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone)
Lukas Kargl (baritone)
Drunken Poet/Bottom ...... Desmond Barrit
Puck ...... Jotham Annan
Oberon ...... Joseph Millson
Titania ...... Sally Dexter
Egeus ...... Terrence Hardiman
Theseus ...... William Gaunt
Quince ...... Paul McCleary
Snug ...... Brian Pettifer
Mopsa/Flute ...... Robert Burt
Snout ...... Jack Chissick
Starveling ...... Roger Sloman
Lysander ...... Oliver Kieran-Jones
Helena ...... Helen Bradbury
Hermia ...... Susannah Wise
Demetrius ...... Oliver Le Sueur
Director ...... Francesca Gilpin
Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie (conductor).

1 hour, 29 minutes

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Tue 21 Jul 2009 18:30

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