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A 'semi-opera' featuring an exchange of music and spoken dialogue, was the result of a collaboration in 1691 with the poet and dramatist John Dryden. The storyline avoids familiar Arthurian legend, and focuses more on the live triangle of a blind Cornish princess, King Arthur and Oswald, Saxon King of Kent. Amongst all this, Purcell's music, brimming with French-inspired dance movements, is always brilliantly descriptive and entertaining. This production is choreographed by Mark Morris.Performers Mhairi Lawson (soprano 1), Gillian Keith (soprano 2), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (baritone 1), Elizabeth Watts (soprano 3), William Berger (baritone 2).
Music Purcell. Lyrics Dryden. Corporate Sponsor Sky. Corporate Sponsor Artsworld. Producer English National Opera. Producer Mark Morris Dance Group. Director Mark Morris. Choreographer Mark Morris. Conductor Jane Glover. Design Adrianne Lobel. Costume Isaac Mizrahi. Lighting James F. Ingalls. Costume Isaac Mizrahi.
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