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Purcell – King Arthur (Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra)

Conducted by Jean Tubéry, Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra perform King Arthur, or The British Worthy (Z. 628), a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden. Recorded on August 31, 2015 at the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht) 2015 in TivoliVredenburg. A fantastic performance, enjoy.
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Andreas Scholl sings arias and songs by Purcell

Andreas Scholl, the famous German countertenor sings arias and songs by Henry Purcell, the English baroque era composer. Italian period ensemble Accademia Bizantina conducted by Stefano Montanari. Directed by Olivier Simonnet and Broascast by ARTE, 2009.
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Purcell – Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626)

Conducted by Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata performs Henry Purcell’s opera in a prologue and three acts, “Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626)”. With a libretto by the Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist Nahum Tate (1652 – 30 July 1715), the opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her.

Recorded on 5 September 2015 in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht during Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the annual music festival that showcases and celebrates early European art music. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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