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.

“A delightful operatic confection, led by Artistic Director Harry Christophers … was stylishly up to date … actress Antonia Christophers made a fine, sassy job of narration.”

-The New York Times

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

Sunday’s performance of The Fairy Queen is currently sold out, but please check our website often – tickets may become available due to turnbacks. Tickets also may become available at the concert hall, 90 minutes before each performance.

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
Sarah Yanovitch, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Brian Giebler, tenor
Stefan Reed, tenor
Woodrow Bynum, baritone

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers discusses the upcoming Purcell The Fairy Queen program

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