Set in the royal courts of Peru and Mexico just prior to the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors, The Indian Queen is an intricate tale of dynastic power and regal heritage. It is arguably Purcell's most exotic and alluring masque. Concert performance sung in English. Following the memorable success of their performance of The Fairy Queen in 2009, Harry Christophers and The Sixteen return to the Usher Hall to delight us in a programme containing immortal anthems and delightful occasional music, with a text adapted from John Dryden and Sir Robert Howard. Duration 2hrs 30mins approx.Performers Gillian Keith (soprano), Katherine Manley (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Allan Clayton (tenor), Roderick Williams (bass).
Music Henry Purcell. Music Daniel Purcell. Corporate Sponsor Classic fm. Company The Sixteen. Conductor Harry Christophers.