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The Fairy Queen

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.

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  • Soprano: Lucy Crowe
  • Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
  • Tenor: Ed Lyon
  • Bass: Andrew Foster-Williams
  • Titania: Sally Dexter
  • Oberon: Joseph Millson
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Stage Director: Jonathan Kent