PURCELL
THE FAIRY QUEEN

NEC’S JORDAN HALL

Purcell’s exquisite music—vivid and colorful with ingenious dramatic effects and an entertaining script by Jeremy Sams (creator of the Metropolitan Opera’s The Enchanted Island)—make for a fresh-and-fun riff on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as seen through Queen Titania’s eyes. An encore of our summer 2017 Tanglewood performance—pure magic…bound to delight.

FRIDAY, APR 6, 2018 AT 7:30PM
SUNDAY, APR 8, 2018 AT 3:00PM

Harry Christophers, conductor
Antonia Christophers, narrator
Robin Blaze, countertenor (Mopsa)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Drunken Poet/Coridon/Hymen)
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Margot Rood, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
Stefan Reed, tenor
Woodrow Bynum, baritone

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Purcell: Prelude from Act 1, The Fairy Queen
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society

Purcell: “Drunken Poet” scene from The Fairy Queen
Harry Christophers, conductor
Jonathan Best, bass-baritone
Handel and Haydn Society