Masque of Might

Author(s): Henry Purcell Company: Opera North Running time: 2h 30min approx

Taking inspiration from the masque—the 17th century equivalent of a variety show in its mix of song, dance and spectacle—Sir David Pountney has assembled a modern entertainment that showcases some of Purcell’s best music written for—but now rarely heard in—the theatre.

Drawing largely on the original texts set to music by Purcell, this fantastical work addresses topical themes: the abuses of a powerful political leader and the gathering climate crisis.


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