Purcell: King Arthur

A streamlined version of Purcell’s masterpiece.

Photo that shows Purcell C Tina Berning. © Tina Berning
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Henry Purcell, who only lived to the age of thirty-six, is considered one of the most original composers of the Baroque era. In a version by singer Klaus Nomi, the “Cold Song” from his King Arthur even made it to the pop charts. We will be presenting the Baroque original in a streamlined version (if all the acting roles were included, it would take half a day), performed by an all-British ensemble.

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Program

Henry Purcell
Semi-opera in five acts to the play by John Dryden, in a version by Paul McCreesh and Christopher Suckling

In English with English and German surtitles.

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