Purcell - The Fairy Queen (Vinyl LP) | Harmonia Mundi HMM332313

Purcell - The Fairy Queen (Vinyl LP)


In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM332313

Barcode: 3149020939680

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 8th November 2019



Alfred Deller
Penelope Howard
Deller Consort


Purcell, Henry

The Fairy Queen, Z629


Alfred Deller
Penelope Howard
Deller Consort


A masterpiece of the ‘semi-opera’. In 1692, on the strength of the immense success of Dido & Aeneas and King Arthur, Purcell went on to produce The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer-Night’s Dream.

The work is, in fact a ‘semi-opéra’, or ‘opera with dialogue’, in which only some of the crucial scenes are provided with music. But this version of A Midsummer-Night’s Dream by the ‘Orpheus Britannicus’ became almost as famous as the play that inspired it, with its love scenes, its supernatural scenes and its innate sense of musical humour investing it with an irresistible savour and enchantment.

Available on vinyl remastered from the original tapes.

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here