The Royal Opera House

Purcell: The Fairy Queen Blu-ray (Glyndebourne)

Jonathan Kent's spectacular production of Purcell's huge semi-opera is joyous, imaginative and witty. Glyndebourne, with its intimate auditorium, provides the perfect setting for a drama which is partly spoken and partly sung. Based on an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream, the story is lavished with a brilliance that justifies this productions acclaim. Paul Brown's inventive designs, Kim Brandstrup's exquisite choreography, an excellent cast of actors and singers and outstanding playing by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under William Christie combine to make a seamless theatrical experience, here recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.

Composer: Henry Purcell
Soprano: Lucy Crowe
Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
Tenor: Ed Lyon
Bass: Andrew Foster-Williams
Titania: Sally Dexter
Oberon: Joseph Millson

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: William Christie
Designs: Paul Brown
Choreography: Kim Brandstrup

Plus: Interview with William Christie and Jonathan Kent

Sound: LPCM 2.0 / 5.0 DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES
Spoken and sung in English
Region code: All Regions
Running Time: 230 mins