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The Fairy Queen


Sheet Music (Caccini, Pein d'amoroso affetto)

The Fairy Queen
In the Elizabethan Theatre
April 13- 15, 2007

As a grand finale to its 30th season and a highlight of the Shakespeare in Washington celebration, the Consort presents Henry Purcell's magical 1691 semi-opera based on A Midsummer Night's Dream. For this rare concert presentation of The Fairy Queen, one of the composer's wittiest and most ravishing scores, the Consort has assembled a period orchestra and a stellar cast of virtuoso voices.

Stage Director
Richard Clifford

Folger Consort
Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall

Guest Artists

Mark Bleeke - Tenor
Rosa Lamoreaux - Soprano
Francois Loup - Baritone
Drew Minter - Countertenor

Special Guests
With passages from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Richard Clifford, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lynn Redgrave

Chorus Joellen Brassfield - Soprano
Philip Cave - Tenor
Barbara Hollinshead - Mezzo Soprano
Robert McDonald - Baritone

Violins : Risa Browder, Michael M. De Sapio, Robert Eisenstein, Nina Falk, June Huang, Annie Loud, Benjamin Van Vilet
Violas : Mariana Renno Jelen, Scott McCormick, Sara Wetherbee
Cellos : Jodi Beder and John Moran
Double Bass : Tracy Mortimore
Theorbo : Christopher Kendall
Bassoon : Marilyn Boeneau
Oboes : Stephen Bard and Sarah Weiner
Trumpets : Stanley Curtis and Erika Schafer
Harpsichord : Webb Wiggins
Kettle Drums : Aubrey Adams
Rosa Lamoreaux

Philip Cave

Mark Bleeke

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