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The Fairy Queen

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Barbican HallSilk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
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Purcell, Henry (1659-1695)The Fairy Queen (Semi-Staged performance)

The Academy of Ancient Music presents a joyous concert version of Purcell’s fantastical music-drama The Fairy Queen.

’One charming night / Gives more delight / Than a hundred lucky days…’ This is A Midsummer Night’s Dream but not as you know it, as for one night only Richard Egarr brings Purcell’s delightful ’semi-opera‘ to life on the Barbican stage.

The Academy of Ancient Music’s Monteverdi series at the Barbican was described as “wonderfully free-form” by The Arts Desk. Now the same team turns all its fantasy and theatricality to Purcell’s very English genius. Imaginatively semi-staged and with a cast that includes Timothy West, Sarah Tynan and Iestyn Davies, expect Egarr and his team to work some real enchantment. 


Tickets £10–50 plus booking fee. £3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. 

Tickets on sale online from Wednesday 10 February 2016 

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