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HENRY PURCELL

King Arthur

Elder Hall

18 Feb - 19 Feb 2019

TICKETS

From $70*
Season Closed

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THE INDEPENDENT (UK)

One of the most highly regarded ensembles in Europe; Gabrieli Consort & Players are synonymous with period music at its finest. Led by celebrated Renaissance and Baroque musician Paul McCreesh, they perform Purcell’s King Arthur at Elder Hall.

King Arthur is the great patriotic opera of the seventeenth century depicting the battles between King Arthur’s Britons and Saxons. Full of brilliant dance music and beautiful songs, this 1691 setting of John Dryden poetry includes the justly famous Fairest Isle and the great “frost scene” in one of Purcell’s most vivid and imaginative scores.

King Arthur is a semi-opera combining dance, song and prose.

Conductor
Paul McCreesh

Featuring
Gabrieli Consort & Players

Artists
Anna Dennis
Soprano
Mhairi Lawson
Soprano
Hugo Hymas
Tenor
James Gilchrist
Tenor
Marcus Farnsworth
Baritone
Ashley Riches
Baritone
Emily Dickens
Soprano
Christopher Fitzgerald-Lombard
Tenor
Thomas Castle
Tenor