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King Arthur

Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis complete their Festival Residency with a concert performance of Purcell’s 1691 ‘semi-opera’ setting Dryden’s libretto.

Thursday 22 June, 7.00pm

From £5.00 to £26.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

Programme to include:

Purcell King Arthur 125’

Performers

Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier director

King Arthur is a colourful and vibrantly inventive music-drama. John Dryden, no less, wrote the libretto for Purcell’s 1691 ‘semi-opera’, though he was the first to admit that ‘my Art, on this occasion, ought to be subservient to his’. This concert performance with narration makes an exuberant finish to the debut Aldeburgh Festival residency of Lionel Meunier and his early music group Vox Luminis – praised by Gramophone for their ‘calm interpretative intelligence and vocal beauty’.

Vox Luminis appear with the kind support of