Purcell: King Arthur (complete opera recorded in 2017, Sung in English with German dialogue) BLU-RAY

 
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Purcell: King Arthur (complete opera recorded in 2017, Sung in English with German dialogue) BLU-RAY
Staatsoper unter den Linden / Anett Fritsch, Robin Johannsen, Benno Schachtner / Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik, René Jacobs

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Release Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

The collaboration of the poet John Dryden and Henry Purcell marked a conspicuous leap forward for English opera. Their greatest project, King Arthur, is a five-act dramatick opera, the text of which had its origins in a patriotic musical play Dryden had written in 1684 but which he radically overhauled. The result was a work that appealed to the audiences enthusiasm for fine costumes, lavish sets, ingenious stage machinery and a cast of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, containing vocal show-stoppers such as the imperishable Frost Scene and Fairest isle. This critically acclaimed staging uses a new performing edition by René Jacobs, and is sung in English with German dialogue.

Henry Purcell - King Arthur (Staatsoper Unter den Linden)