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The Fairy Queen


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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.
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


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

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