Purcell's The Fairy Queen

Jonathan Kent (stage director), William Christie (conductor) – With Lucy Crowe, Ed Lyon, Adrian Ward...

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Jonathan Kent — Stage director

Paul Brown — Set designer

Mark Henderson — Lighting

Kim Brandstrup — Choreographer


Lucy Crowe — Soprano

Claire Debono — Soprano

Anna Devin — Soprano

Helen-Jane Howells — Soprano

Rachel Redmond — Soprano

Carolyn Sampson — Soprano

Robert Burt — Tenor

Sean Clayton — Tenor

Ed Lyon — Tenor

Adrian Ward — Tenor

Lukas Kargl — Baritone

John Mackenzie — Baritone

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" There are too many highlights to mention in this varied and infinitely delightful entertainment. Glyndebourne has a triumph on its hands. "
The Stage

Jonathan Kent's spectacular production of Purcell's huge semi-opera is joyous, imaginative and witty. Glyndebourne, with its intimate auditorium, provides the perfect setting for a drama which is partly spoken and partly sung.

Based on an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the story is lavished with a brilliance that justifies this production's acclaim. Paul Brown's inventive designs, Kim Brandstrup's exquisite choreography, an excellent cast of actors and singers and outstanding playing by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under William Christie combine to make a seamless theatrical experience, here recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.

© Picture: Alastair Muir

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