Based on an incident in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen is extraordinarily beautiful and contains some of the most inspired arias penned for the English language. David Pountney's production for the English National Opera is a spectacular offering as phantasmagorical as the enchanted dreams in the magical moonlit woods. The tale is a joyful fusion of music, dance and comedy which brings alive the splendor of the Baroque for a modern audience.
Yvonne KennyThomas RandleSimon RiceRichard Van AllanArthur Pita
Orchestra and Chorus of the English National OperaLeader: Barry GriffithsChorus Master: James MoranConductor: Nicholas Kok
Director: David PountneyChoreographed and Staged by: Quinny SacksGeneral Director for the English National Opera: Dennis MarksExecutive Producer: Jane SeymourProduced by: Colin WilsonDirected for television by: Barrie GavinMusical Edition by: Clifford Bartlett
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