Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.

Details

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York
YO10 5DD
England


Programme

Henry PurcellThe Fairy Queen, Z.629

Performers

Bethany Seymour – soprano
Matthew Brook – bass
Peter Seymour – Director
Jason Darnell – Narrator

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

Other concerts in this Series (+)

Programme Note

Purcell’s 1692 semi-opera The Fairy Queen is among his greatest compositions, serving up some of his best-known and spectacular solos, dialogues and choruses and a colourful orchestral accompaniment. A loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, its cast includes fairies (led by Oberon and Titania), an ‘Indian Boy’, fawns, dryads, savages, Phoebus, the rustics Corydon & Mopsa, Juno, Hymen, and a ‘Chinese man and woman’. From humorous scenes and elaborate masques, this is dazzling music for dazzling forces. The performance features a brilliant and entertaining rhyming narration, specially prepared for the occasion by Andrew Pinnock.

Get a route map

Your Map

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below, or send an e-mail to info@classicalevents.co.uk.

All form fields are required.

Please check your details and try again.

Thank you for contacting us. We will contact you regarding your enquiry as soon as possible.