The Fairy Queen in Cinemas

The Fairy Queen is Purcell's joyous response to A Midsummer Night's Dream, incorporating much of Shakespeare's text into a fascinating carnival of music, theatre and dance. Baroque specialist William Christie conducted the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a performance to mark the 350th anniversary of the composer's birth in 2009.

The DVD and Blu-ray of The Fairy Queen is available to buy online.


We attended a production of The Fairy Queen two years ago.

Had looked foreward to itand had seats in the Foyer Circle, however, the poor lighting made the performance a bad memory.

This extract appears to be equally dismal.

Candle power may have been appropriate in Purcell's day but in the 21st century we have better facilities.

Good lighting at Glyndebourne is possibe, Rusalka last yesr was brilliant.

I watched the trailer, to see if anything had been done about the level of illumination, with a view to seeing it at a cinema; we will not waste our time!!

John Soloman

Can't wait to see it!

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