The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne)

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Interview with William Christie; Interview with Jonathan Kent
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • UPC: 809478010319
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,439

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucy Crowe
Carolyn Sampson
Ed Lyon
Andrew Foster-Williams
Sally Dexter
Joseph Millson
Desmond Barrit
William Christie Conductor
Technical Credits
Jonathan Kent Director
François Roussillon Director, Producer
Kim Brandstrup Choreography
Jean Chatuaret Sound/Sound Designer
Toni Hajal Executive Producer
Roland Ott Executive Producer
James Whitbourn Producer
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Fairy Queen
   Play Acts 1, 2, & 3
      Stereo
      Dts Surround
   Chapters
      Act 1
      Act 2
      Act 3
   Extras
      Staging The Fairy Queen
      Music of The Fairy Queen
   Set-Up
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
         Subtitles: None
      Audio
         Stereo
         DTS Surround
Disc #2 -- The Fairy Queen
   Play Act 4 & 5
      Stereo
      Dts Surround
   Chapters
      Act 4
      Act 5
   Set-Up
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
         Subtitles: None
      Audio
         Stereo
         DTS Surround
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