Ensemble Mattiacis | Wiesbaden | Germany
The Fairy Queen
Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
Sung in English
Libretto: anonymous adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
First performance: 1692 in London
Photo: Ensemble Mattiacis
For his "Fairy Queen", Henry Purcell adapted one of the most magical comedies of all time: Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". In five so-called masques, Purcell alternates magnificent dance movements with burlesque drinking songs and soulful arias. A timeless English Baroque masterpiece!
Ensemble Mattiacis Collegium Vocale Artistic Director Thomas de VriesMusical Preparations Christian Pfeifer