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Purcell: King Arthur, 1691 - Anna Dennis (soprano); Ashley Riches (bass baritone); Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Gabrieli Players; James Way (tenor);...
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  1. King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628
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Following a long and politicized creative process that kept it in limbo for 6 years, Henry Purcell's semi-opera King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, set to a libretto by John Dryden, was premiered in 1691 and remained a popular theater piece throughout the next century. Curiously, this work was to be adapted many times, due to the lack of an autograph score or detailed information about early performances, so later productions have varied in the ordering of numbers and their instrumentation. Adding to the confusion is the ...

Purcell: King Arthur, 1691 2019, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212058923