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BBC Proms 2009

Alternative title
Fairy Queen
Synopsis
Live radio transmission from the Royal Albert Hall, London, of a semi-staged production of Purcell’s theatre score The Fairy Queen, directed by Francesca Gilpin. Based on the original production for Glyndebourne by Jonathan Kent. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. With Desmond Barrit (Drunken Poet/Bottom), Jotham Annan (Puck), Joseph Millson (Oberon), Sally Dexter (Titania). Performed by the Glyndebourne Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (conductor William Christie).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
21 Jul 2009 at 18:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
250 (incl. interval)

Credits

Director
Francesca Gilpin
Music
Henry Purcell
Contributor
Jonathan Kent; Petroc Trelawny; William Christie
Cast
William GauntTheseus
Joseph MillsonOberon
Sally DexterTitania
Jotham AnnanPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Adrian Ward 
Andrew Foster-Williams 
Anna Devin 
Brian PettiferSnug
Carolyn Sampson 
Claire Debono 
Desmond BarritDrunken Poet (Nick Bottom)
Ed Lyon 
Helen BradburyHelena
Jack ChissickTom Snout
Lucy Crowe 
Lukas Kargl 
Oliver Kieran-JonesLysander
Oliver Le SueurDemetrius
Paul McClearyPeter Quince
Robert BurtMopsa
Robert BurtFrancis Flute
Roger SlomanRobin Starveling
Sean Clayton 
Susannah WiseHermia
Terrence HardimanEgeus

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Albert Hall, London
Production type
Other
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); musical adaptations

Notes

History
Live broadcast to celebrate the 350th year of the composer’s birth. The broadcast includes a twenty-minute interval at 20:30.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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