Past Events

CANCELLED | The Fairy Queen, Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

25 April 2020, 2.15pm

Jessica Cale, Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson and Rowan Pierce sopranos
Jeremy Budd, Charles Daniels and Matthew Long tenors
Edward Grint and Ashley Riches baritone/bass

Henry Purcell The Fairy Queen

Purcell’s semi-opera The Fairy Queen – written just three years before his untimely death in 1695 – is one of the composer’s most glorious scores. Brimming with invention, in lively dances and songs ranging from the sublime to ridiculous, the bittersweet and erotic undertones of Shakespeare’s comedy have rarely been as beautifully captured as they are here. As we celebrate the release of our new recording of the work, Conductor Paul McCreesh leads the acclaimed Gabrieli Consort & Players and an all-star cast in a joyous exploration of fairytale, magic and enchantment.