The DVD of Glyndebourne’s spectacular production of Purcell’s exuberant take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is now available.
Part spoken, part sung, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is almost like an early-music musical. And Glyndebourne’s production of it could certainly match most shows in the west-end for spectacle, and with the OAE in the pit, of course, surpass them all musically…
The inventive theatrical production, featuring flying horses, excitably bunnies and more, is matched by a top-notch cast on this DVD, with conductor William Christie at the helm.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus
William Christie conductor
Jonathan Kent director
Paul Brown designer
Mark Henderson lighting
Kim Brandstrup choreography
Spoken and sung in English with English, French, German and Spanish subtitles.
Extras: Interviews with William Christie and Jonathan Kent
Running Time: 230 minutes.