Purcell - The Fairy Queen

Purcell - The Fairy Queen

And we’re off! Richard Egarr and the Orchestra and Choir of the AAM were joined by a whole host of singing stars earlier this week for a magical evening of Purcell. Here’s what the reviewers thought:

***** “This Fairy Queen walked boldly out of the woods into an exciting future for opera staging”

**** “There was glamour in the Act IV Overture, smarting with natural trumpets and kettledrums; beguilement in the recorder and baroque guitar accompaniment to Davies’ sinuous One charming night’ ”

**** “The evening was a delightful succession of phantasmagoric tableaux”

“Egarr conducts with considerable grace”

(Photo by Ben Ealovega: l-r Edmund Hastings, Emma Brain-Gabbott, Gwilym Bowen and James Hall in rehearsals at the Barbican for the AAM’s semi-staged production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen)