The Sixteen

The Sixteen

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

Wednesday 25 September 2024, 19:30

Prices from £25.00 to £80.00

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Programme

Purcell The Fairy Queen
Additional repertoire to be announced

Performers

Antonia Christophers narrator
Matthew Brook
baritone (Drunken Poet, Coridon, Hymen)
Robin Blaze
alto (Mopsa)
Katy Hill, Alexandra Kidgell, Charlotte Mobbs
soprano
Mark Dobell, Oscar Golden Lee
tenor
Ben Davies
baritone
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
director

‘One charming night gives more delight than a hundred lucky days…’ Harry Christophers and The Sixteen present a lively concert performance of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.

The spells are undone, the lovers are united. Now Oberon weaves a new enchantment; an entertainment without parallel under the starlit canopy of a summer night. Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but not remotely as you know it – there’s no Shakespeare, for a start! – and for Harry Christophers of The Sixteen, it’s ‘undoubtedly Purcell’s greatest work for the London stage’.

In this inventive concert performance, a playful, specially commissioned narration by Jeremy Sams recreates the fantasy and fun of a very English masterpiece, while Christophers and his world-class performers conjure up all the ‘magic, wit and sensuality’ of Purcell’s exquisite music.

‘A thousand thousand ways we’ll find / To entertain the hours…’

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The Sixteen

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

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Undoubtedly Purcell's greatest work for the London stage' – all the 'magic, wit and sensuality' of Purcell's exquisite music with a playful, specially commissioned narration by Jeremy Sams recreating the fantasy and fun of this very English masterp...

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