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Purcell: The Fairy Queen / Christie, Sampson, Crowe [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 1031. 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.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 221 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish



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>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Joseph Millson (Voice); Edward Lyon (Tenor); Andrew Foster-Williams (Bass); Sally Dexter (Voice); Lucy Crowe (Soprano); Desmond Barrit (Voice)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689