The Fairy-Queen

Summer Opera Course
June 22, 2019
Ganz Hall

Don’t miss this single semi-staged performance by the students and faculty of Haymarket’s fourth annual Summer Opera Course. Henry Purcell’s spell-binding The Fairy-Queen was the most lavish and expensive English semi-opera of the 1690s and has held the stage ever since. Chock full of zippy tunes, bawdy comedic vignettes, and elegant fairy dances, Purcell’s enticing score evokes both the story and atmosphere of Shakespeare’s masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Directed by Drew Minter and choreographed by Sarah Edgar with musical direction by Craig Trompeter. International lute soloist Nigel North and harpsichord virtuoso David Schrader lead the orchestra. Professional dancers from the Haymarket Ballet Company join in the fun.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60661

Tickets: $15

Cristo crucificado  (1780) by Francisco de Goya

Summer Opera Course Cast

Rachel Barker-Asto, soprano
Julie Bosworth, soprano
Mercy Calhoun, soprano
Theresa Egan, soprano
Rebecca Guderian, soprano
Marisa Karchin, soprano
Cadence McAfee, soprano
Sophie Caplin, soprano
D’Angelo Hampton, countertenor
Christopher Rojas, countertenor
Ryan Rowe, tenor
Grant Yosenick, tenor
Devon Russo, baritone
Matthew Bishop Burn, baritone