Akademie für Alte Musik Beriln – RIAS Kammerchor – Rinaldo Alessandrini director – Ruby Hughes soprano – Tim Mead altus – Stuart Jackson tenor – Roderick Williams baritone – Christoph von Bernuth director
The Fairy Queen Henry Purcell
Rediscover the magic of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the play that inspired Purcell's The Fairy Queen. The English composer displays a wealth of musical inventiveness for this tribute to nature, transformed by allegorical characters appearing in several romantic intrigues. Rinaldo Alessandrini, an early music specialist, is conducting the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the RIAS Kammerchor, two outstanding ensembles for one of the finest dream-like moments in the repertoire.