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, 7.00pmFrom £5.00 to £26.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season
Programme to include:
Purcell King Arthur 125’
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’.