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Henry Purcell Society of Boston - Purcell's "King Arthur"

  • Grace Episcopal Church 14 Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA, 01002 United States (map)

In what has been called “a 17th century ‘Game of Thrones’ ” by Leed’s scholar Stephen Basdeo, Henry Purcell’s sumptuous Baroque musical masque accompanying John Dryden’s fantasy tale of enchantment, war, and liberation is celebrated still as one of the triumphs of English Restoration art and culture.  Premiered in 1691 for the regents William and Mary, the Poets’ Theatre teams up with the musicians of the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, and Arcadia Players period orchestra to present a rich baroque pageant of alternating dramatic scenes and ravishing music. 

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