The Fairy Queen (Purcell), 2009
Jonathan Kent’s ‘delectable’ production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen takes us from rowdiest, raunchiest comedy to bewitching beauty and pathos.
The cast includes Sally Dexter (Titania), Helen Bradbury (Helena), Oliver le Sueur (Demetrius) and Susannah Wise (Hermia), with conductor William Christie and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
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The Fairy Queen - full opera
One charming night…
Taking us from rowdiest, raunchiest comedy to bewitching beauty and pathos, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is a theatrical fantasy unlike any other. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream finds itself at the centre of a sequence of musical apparitions and conjurings – fairies rom...