Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne)
  • Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne)
  • Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne)

Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne)

Director: Jonathan Kent, François Roussillon

Cast: Jonathan Kent, François Roussillon, Lucy Crowe, Carolyn Sampson

     
 

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Working with the assets of the Glyndebourne auditorium - a venue highly reputed for the intimacy of its setting - opera impresario Jonathan Kent mounted this 2009 production of Henry Purcell's epic-length, English-language semi-opera The Fairy Queen. The work itself constitutes a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; thisSee more details below

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Working with the assets of the Glyndebourne auditorium - a venue highly reputed for the intimacy of its setting - opera impresario Jonathan Kent mounted this 2009 production of Henry Purcell's epic-length, English-language semi-opera The Fairy Queen. The work itself constitutes a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; this particular production stars Lucy Crowe, Carolyn Sampson, Ed Lyon and Andrew Foster-Williams. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Glyndebourne Chorus provide musical accompaniment, with William Christie conducting, Paul Brown designed the sets, and Kent directs for the stage.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
UPC:
0809478010319
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
3:50:00
Sales rank:
64,130

Special Features

Interview with William Christie; Interview with Jonathan Kent

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Fairy Queen
1. Introductory Music (Prelude-Hornpipe-Air) [3:48]
2. Now, Good Egeus, What's The News With Thee? (Spoken Text) [7:42]
3. Rondeau [1:25]
4. Is All Our Company Here? (Spoken Text) [5:50]
5. Overture [1:37]
6. Come, Let Us Leave [2:08]
7. Fill Up The Bowl [7:24]
8. First Act Tune [:58]
9. Tell Me, Fairies, Where's Our Queen? (Spoken Text) [11:50]
10. Come All Ye Songsters of the Sky [2:41]
11. May the God of Wit Inspire [4:51]
12. Now Join Your Warbling [1:54]
13. Dance For Fairies [:47]
14. Dance For the Followers of Night [1:35]
15. Night: See, Even Night Herself is Here [5:06]
16. Mystery: I am Come to Lock All Fast [1:02]
17. Secrecy: One Charming Night [2:38]
18. Sleep: Hush, No More [5:03]
19. Second Act Tune [1:20]
20. I am Out of Breath With Following His So Fast (Spoken Text) [3:04]
21. Are We All Met? (Spoken Text) [12:00]
22. If Love's a Sweet Passion [5:11]
23. Symphony While the Swans Come Forward [1:37]
24. Third Act Tune [:53]
25. Ye Gentle Spirits of the Air [6:04]
26. Dialogue Between Coridon and Mopsa [3:45]
27. When I Have Often Heard Young Maids Complaining [2:19]
28. Dance For the Haymakers [:50]
29. A Thousand Ways We'll Find to Entertain the Hours [2:51]
Disc #2 -- The Fairy Queen
1. Act Four Symphony [5:58]
2. I Squeeze This Flower of Purple Dye (Spoken Text) [13:38]
3. Now the Night is Chas'd Away [3:32]
4. Entry of Phoebus [:33]
5. When a Cruel Long Winter Has Frozen the Earth [4:36]
6. Spring: Thus the Ever Grateful Spring [2:03]
7. Summer: Here's the Summer, Sprightly, Gay [1:39]
8. Autumn: See My Many Colour'd Fields [3:22]
9. Winter: Next, Winter Comes Slowly [3:24]
10. Fourth Act Tune [:54]
11. Good Morrow, Friends, Saint Valentine's is Past (Spoken Text) [21:01]
12. Thrice Happy Lovers [3:27]
13. O, Let Me Weep [8:42]
14. Entry Dance [:49]
15. Adam: Thus the Gloomy World [4:40]
16. Eve: Thus Happy and Free [1:28]
17. Adam: Yes, Daphne [1:56]
18. Monkeys' Dance [1:03]
19. Hark! The Ech'Ing Air a Triumph Sings [4:52]
20. See, I Obey [5:29]
21. Chaconne [2:52]
22. Curtain Calls [3:31]
23. They Shall Be as Happy as They're Fair [2:50]

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