Programme Index

Discover 9,969,916 listings and 226,417 playable programmes from the BBC

The Fairy Queen

on BBC Radio 3

Henry Purcell 's "semi-opera" of 1692, based on Shakespeare's A
Midsummer Night's Dream, is a ravishing concoction of love, lunacy and magical transformations.
Fairies
...KATHRYN HUNT. SUSAN JEFFREY
Music performed by the London Classical Players and the Schutz Choir of London, with soloists
Lorraine Hunt , Catherine Pierard , Susan Bickley , Howard Crook ,
Mark Padmore , David Wilson -Johnson and Richard
Wistreich/Roger Norrington Acts 1-3
8.55 Scenes and Machines
Roger Savage discusses the visual aspects of Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
9.05 Acts 4 and 5 Director Nigel Bryant. Produced in association with EMI Classics

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Purcell
Unknown:
Kathryn Hunt.
Soloists:
Lorraine Hunt
Soloists:
Catherine Pierard
Soloists:
Susan Bickley
Soloists:
Howard Crook
Soloists:
Mark Padmore
Soloists:
David Wilson
Titania:
Diana Quick
Oberon:
Jack Klaff
Bottom:
Bernard Cribbins
Robin Goodfellow:
Neil Caple
Lysander:
William Chubb
Helena:
Sandra Berkin
Demetrius:
Daniel Strauss
Hermia:
Susan Mann
The Duke:
Peter Harlowe
Egeus:
Garard Green
Peter Quince:
Kim Wall
Snout:
Peter Meakin
Snug:
Gerry Hinks
Flute:
Alex Jones
Starveling:
David Holt

BBC Radio 3

About BBC Radio 3

Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

Appears in

Suggest an Edit

We are trying to reflect the information printed in the Radio Times magazine.

  • Press the 'Suggest an Edit' button
  • Type in any changes to the title, synopsis or contributor information using the Radio Times Style Guide for reference.
  • Click the Submit Edits button.
    Your changes will be sent for verification and if accepted, will appear in due course More