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Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

After critically acclaimed runs in New York, Paris and around the world, Mourad Merzouki’s staging of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen comes to the Proms. Expression and spontaneity characterise both Merzouki’s hip hop-derived dance, Paul Agnew's musical direction and Purcell’s 1692 composition, a series of allegorical celebrations of young love based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Goblins and elves meet street dance as conductor Paul Agnew makes his Proms debut and soloists from Le Jardin des Voix (the vocal academy run by Les Arts Florissants) and dancers from Merzouki’s troupe combine in this moving and imaginative meeting of genres.


Royal Albert Hall
Afternoon Tea at the 3 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom

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