Purcell - The Fairy Queen (DVD) | Arthaus 100201

Purcell - The Fairy Queen (DVD)

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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 100201

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 5th January 2015

Contents

Artists

Yvonne Kenny
Thomas Randle
Simon Rice
Richard Van Allan
Arthur Pita
Jonathan Best
Michael Chance
Mary Hegarthy
Janis Kelly
Marc Le Brocq
Christopher Ross
Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera

Conductor

Nicholas Kok

Works

Purcell, Henry

The Fairy Queen, Z629

Artists

Yvonne Kenny
Thomas Randle
Simon Rice
Richard Van Allan
Arthur Pita
Jonathan Best
Michael Chance
Mary Hegarthy
Janis Kelly
Marc Le Brocq
Christopher Ross
Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera

Conductor

Nicholas Kok

About

David Pountney’s enchanting and colourful production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen launched in 1995 by the English National Opera was received with great enthusiasm by both the public and musical press. Under the musical direction of Nicholas Kok, the English National Orchestra played a baroque music which was as crystal clear as it was expressively infectious.

Next to outstanding performers of the dancing roles such as Puck (Simon Rice) and the Indian boy (Arthur Pita), an entire armada of excellent singers was summoned up such as one seldom experiences together on the baroque opera stage. These included Yvonne Kenny as Titania, Thomas Randle as Oberon and Richard Van Allan as King Theseus.

Jonathan Best, with his comic portrayal of the drunken poet, was loved by the audience and praised highly by the press, while other singers like Michael Chance, Mary Hegarthy, Janis Kelly, Marc Le Brocq and Christopher Ross all contributed their talents to produce an unusual musical theatre experience.

It’s exhilarating, funny, romantic, sexy ... the sense of a big company at full stretch thoroughly enjoying itself, is enormously invigorating.” - The Times

Cast:
- Titania: Yvonne Kenny
- Oberon: Thomas Randle
- Puck: Simon Rice
- King Theseus: Richard Van Allan

Director: David Pountney
Choreography and Staging: Quinny Sacks

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC
Running Time: 134 mins
Original Language: GB
Subtitles: DE, FR, ES
FSK: 0
Worldwide available, excluding USA

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