The Fairy Queen

Opera

Writers: Henry Purcell

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
5
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
large
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast

Synopsis

In the first act, the story follows Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream as fairies pinch and torment a drunken poet. In the the second act the lost pairs of lovers experience various misunderstandings. The third act is a bucolic romp and the fourth act is a pandorma of the seasons. The fifth act ends the opera with a Chinese pantomime.

Lead Characters