The Fairy Queen
by Henry Purcell
Inspired by Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Fairy-Queen promises a merry, profound and visually explosive evening at the Old Stage
Titania, queen of the fairies, has lost her wings. To get them back, she must embark on a journey to find herself as a human being and a woman. Both love and self-esteem are put to the test and the journey does not run as smoothly as she could have hoped – but then, that is life.
Director and set designer Aniara Amos has created a sumptuous Baroque set, giving Danish actor Ole Lemmeke free reins as Shakespeare’s charming, confusing and infuriating troublemaker, Puk, and connecting the music and the narrative into an adventure that resonates with our life and times.
Purcell’s Baroque music is light and playful and with Concerto Copenhagen at the musical helm in this production of The Fairy-Queen, the audience can look forward to a very special experience. Concerto Copenhagen is one of the world's top Baroque orchestras and this year it is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The orchestra has previously collaborated with the Royal Danish Theatre on Don Juan and Alcina.
The collaboration with Concerto Copenhagen is made possible by a three-year donation from the Augustinus Foundation.