Purcell's The Fairy Queen from Amsterdam

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

A seminal example of English musical theater, Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen began life as a "semi-opera," a lavish theatrical genre that flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries. This production comes from the legendary acoustics of one of the world's truly historic musical venues, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The featured soloist is soprano Johanette Zomer, performing with the Netherlands Chamber Chorus and the Sfera Armoniosa Orchestra, led by conductor Mike Fentross.

Cast:

Conductor: Mike Fentross

Johanette Zomer, soprano

Heleen Koele, soprano

Annet Lans, soprano

Marjon Strijk, soprano

Barbara Borden, soprano

Karin van der Poel, mezzo-soprano

Kaspar Krönen, alto

Albert van Ommen, tenor

Alberto ter Doest, tenor

Mattijs Hoogendijk, tenor

Jasper Schweppe, baritone

Kees Jan de Koning, bass

Gilad Nezer, bass

Netherlands Chamber Chorus

La Sfera Armoniosa Orchestra

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