Purcell's Fairy Queen

Vox Luminis
Thu 20 Feb / 20:15
Thu 20 Feb ’25
  • Thu 20 Feb ’25

London, Dorset Garden,1692. It is the premiere of The Fairy Queen in Queen’s Theatre. A dazzling spectacle combining song, dance, poetry and décor.


Henry Purcell The Fairy Queen

The audience responds enthusiastically, but the costs are sky high by the standards of the day: 3000 pounds to cover the expenses of the actors, singers, dancers and musicians, plus the décor, the costumes, and the special effects. Building on the so-called ‘masque’, Henry Purcell composed the music for a series of mini-operas, combining music and theatre. This hugely popular hybrid form would dominate the heterogenous and controversial corpus of English baroque opera for many decades. 

Cloakroom and drink  
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.  

Series discount
Order all the concerts in the series in order to use the 20% discount with pricetype Seriekorting.

Ooievaarspas discount  
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.  


Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier conductor