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Purcell: The Fairy Queen Glyndebourne Opera/William Christie  'A riotously funny, ravishingly intelligent staging of Fairy Queen'

 ‘A riotously funny, ravishingly intelligent staging of Fairy QueenPaul Riley

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Purcell

The Fairy Queen plus interviews with William Christie and Jonathan Kent

Lucy Crowe, Carolyn Sampson, Ed Lyon, Andrew Foster-Williams, Sally Dexter, Joseph Millson, Desmond Barrit; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Glyndebourne Chorus/William Christie; dir. Jonathan Kent (Glyndebourne, 2009)

Opus Arte OA 1031 D (NTSC system; DTS 5.1; 16:9 picture format) 230 mins (2 discs)

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For a full review, take a look at the November issue of BBC Music Magazine