The Fairy Queen (nach Shakespeares Midsummer Night's Dream), semi-opera 5 Akte (2. Mai 1692 London, Dorset Garden; Wiederaufführung 16. Febr.? 1693 London, Dorset Garden, mit zusätzlicher Musik) [PS 12]
Musik von Henry Purcell

  • Oberon, Titania, Puck, Squenz, Zettel, Flaut, Schnock, Schnauz, Schlucker - Sprechrollen
  • Der Dichter - Bariton
  • Zwei Spaziergänger - Sopran, Bass
  • Der Herr der Vögel - Tenor
  • Elfe - Sopran
  • Die Nacht - Sopran
  • Das Geheimnis - Sopran
  • Die Verschwiegenheit - Alt
  • Der Schlaf - Bass
  • Die idyllische Liebe -Sopran
  • Corydon, Schäfer - Bariton
  • Mopsa, Schäferin - Alt
  • Die Liebesklage - Sopran
  • Phoebus Apollo - Tenor
  • Juno - Sopran
  • Winter, Frühling, Sommer, Herbst - Bass, Sopran, Alt, Tenor
  • Zwei Vestalinnen - Sopran
  • Hymen - Bass
  • Gefolge, Dienerschaft, Tänzer, Plagegeister, Trolle, Elfen, Bacchantinnen, Satyrn, Vögel
    Märchenzeit

    1957 Anthony Lewis; Boyd Noel Orchestra, St. Anthony Singers
    Autumn: Peter Pears
    Corydon: Peter Pears
    First fairy: Jennifer Vyvyan
    First woman: Elsie Morison
    Hymen: Thomas Hemsley
    Mistery: Jennifer Vyvyan
    Mopsa: Peter Boggis
    Night: Elsie Morison
    Phoebus: Peter Pears
    Second fairy: Elsie Morison
    Second woman: Jennifer Vyvyan
    Secrecy: John Witworth
    Sleep: Trevor Anthony
    Spring: Elsie Morison
    Summer: Peter Pears
    The drunken Poet: Peter Pears
    Winter: Trevor Anthony
    London TWS OL 50139-41 (3 LP)

    1971 Britten Benjamin; English Chamber Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus
    Autumn: Ian Partridge
    Corydon: Peter Pears
    Fairy: Jennifer Vyvyan
    Fairy Spirit: Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Charles Spirit
    Hymen: Owen Brannigan
    Mistery: Jennifer Vyvyan
    Mopsa: Alfreda Hodgson
    Night: Norma Burrowes
    Nymph: Jennifer Vyvyan
    Phoebus: Peter Pears
    Schäfer: James Bowman, Peter Pears
    Second fairy: Mary Wells
    Secrecy: James Bowman
    Sleep: John Shirley-Quirk
    Spring: Mary Wells
    Summer: James Bowman
    The drunken Poet: Owen Brannigan Decca SET 499-500 (2 LP) / Decca 433 163-2 (2 CD) (94'50)

    1972 Alfred Deller; Stour Music Festival Orchestra, Deller Consort London
    Attendant: Maurice Bevan, Alfred Deller, Jean Knibbs
    Autumn: John Buttrey
    Chinese: Alfred Deller
    Chinesin: Jean Knibbs
    Corydon: Norman Platt
    Fairy: Maurice Bevan, John Buttrey, Christina Clarke, Alfred Deller, Jean Knibbs, Honor Sheppard
    Fairy Spirit: Maurice Bevan, John Buttrey, Christina Clarke, Alfred Deller, Jean Knibbs, Honor Sheppard
    Hymen: Maurice Bevan
    Jano: Christina Clarke
    Mistery: Jean Knibbs
    Mopsa: Alfred Deller
    Night: Honor Sheppard
    Nymph: Christina Clarke, Jean Knibbs
    Phoebus: Neil Jenkins
    Secrecy: Marc Deller
    Sleep: Maurice Bevan
    Spring: Honor Sheppard
    Summer: Alfred Deller
    The drunken Poet: Norman Platt
    Winter: Maurice Bevan
    Harmonia Mundi 231 (3 LP) / Harmonia Mundi 190 257-8 (2 CD) (129'48)

    1981 John Eliot Gardiner; The English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
    Bass-Solo: David Thomas, Stephen Varcoe
    Countertenor-Solo: Ashley Stafford
    Mistery: Jennifer Smith
    Night: Eiddwen Harrhy
    Phoebus: Wynford Evans
    Sleep: Stephen Varcoe
    Sopran-Solo: Judith Nelson, Elizabeth Priday
    Tenor-Solo: Timothy Penrose
    The drunken Poet: Martyn Hill
    DG 2742 001 (3 LP) / Archiv 419 221-2 (2 CD) (135'44)

    1989 William Christie; Les Arts Florissants
    Bass-Solo: Martin George Banks, Francois Bazola, Bernard Deletré, Thomas Lander, Richard Taylor
    Countertenor-Solo: Marc Le Brocq, Charles Daniels, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Christophe Le Paludier
    Sopran-Solo: Nancy Argenta, Lynne Dawson, Isabelle Desrouchers, Véronique Gens, Willemijn van Gent, Sandrine Piau, Noemi Rime
    Tenor-Solo: Jérôme Corréas, Bernard Loonen, Francois Piolino, Tom Randle
    Harmonia Mundi 901308-9 (2 CD) (127'53)

    1991 Harry Christophers; Chor & Orchester The sixteen
    Bass-Solo: Michael George, Richard Suart
    Countertenor-Solo: Michael Chance
    Mezzosopran-Solo: Ann Murray
    Sopran-Solo: Lorna Anderson, Gillian Fisher
    Tenor-Solo: John Mark Ainsley, Ian Partridge
    Collins Classics 70132 (2 CD)

    1992 Pauline Nobes; Scholars Baroque Ensemble
    Bass-Solo: David van Asch, Adrian Peacock
    Countertenor-Solo: Angus Davidson, Philip Newton
    Sopran-Solo: Kym Amps, Diane Atherton, Helen Parker
    Tenor-Solo: John Bowen, Robin Doveton
    Naxos 8.550660-61 (2 CD) (118'46)

    1993 Roger Norrington; London Classical Players, Schütz Choir of London
    Bass-Solo: Richard Wistreich
    Mistery: Catherine Pierard
    Night: Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson
    Phoebus: Howard Crook
    Sleep: David Wilson-Johnson
    Sopran-Solo: Susan Bickley
    The drunken Poet: Mark Padmore
    EMI 555 234-2 (2 CD) (114'06)

    1994 Ton Koopman; Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra
    Bass-Solo: Donald Beutvelsen, Kees Jan de Koning, Michael Schopper
    Sopran-Solo: Els Bongers, Catherine Bott, Anne Grimm, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Laushink, Nadja Ragni, Caroline Stam
    Tenor-Solo: Otto Bouwkhegt, Joost van der Linden, Marcel Reyans, Geraint Roberts, Jeffrey Thomas
    Erato 4509-98507-2 (2 CD) (134'37)

    1994 Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Concentus musicus Wien, Arnold Schönberg Chor
    Bass-Solo: Anthony Michaels-Moore
    Mistery: Elisabeth von Magnus
    Night: Barbara Bonney
    Phoebus: Laurence Dale
    Sleep: Robert Holl
    Sopran-Solo: Sylvia McNair
    The drunken Poet: Michael Chance
    Teldec 4509 97584 (2 CD) (live, konzertant, 113'47)

    2001 Ottavio Dantone; Accademia Bizantina, New English Voices
    Bass-Solo: Michael Bundy
    Countertenor-Solo: Andrew Carwwod, William Towers
    Sopran-Solo: Gillian Knight, Rebecca Outram, Carolyn Sampson
    Tenor-Solo: Robert Murray
    Arts ART 47679-2 (2 CD) (live 133'02)

    2003 Antony Walker; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation
    Bass-Solo: Steven Bennett, Simon Lobelson
    Sopran-Solo: Miriam Allan, Jenny Duck-Chong, Sara Macliver, Belinda Montgomery, Sally-Anne Russell
    ABC Classics 476 2879 (2 CD) (143'56)

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