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Cyril Mazin
Opéra (France), July 2020

PURCELL, H.: King Arthur [Opera] (Sung in English with German dialogue) (Staatsoper unter den Linden, 2017) (NTSC) 2.110658
PURCELL, H.: King Arthur [Opera] (Sung in English with German dialogue) (Staatsoper unter den Linden, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0109V

…poetic, magical and sometimes even spectacular, this production is visually distinguished by a very subtle alternation of scenes. At once whimsical, poignant and playful, the staging allows for in-depth allegories, without ever lapsing into parody.

The King Arthur of reference on DVD. © 2020 Opéra (France)



Kevin Filipski
The Flip Side, June 2020

PURCELL, H.: King Arthur [Opera] (Sung in English with German dialogue) (Staatsoper unter den Linden, 2017) (NTSC) 2.110658
PURCELL, H.: King Arthur [Opera] (Sung in English with German dialogue) (Staatsoper unter den Linden, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0109V

Henry Purcell’s 17th century theater-opera hybrid, King Arthur, staged in Berlin three years ago, has wondrous musical interludes… © 2020 The Flip Side Read complete review



Lark Reviews, April 2020

PURCELL, H.: King Arthur [Opera] (Sung in English with German dialogue) (Staatsoper unter den Linden, 2017) (NTSC) 2.110658
PURCELL, H.: King Arthur [Opera] (Sung in English with German dialogue) (Staatsoper unter den Linden, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0109V

While Purcell’s score is very well sung and played under Rene Jacobs, the production itself updates the story to the 1940s with Arthur as an 8 year old indulging fantasies of his father who is a dead fighter-pilot. The musical numbers are sung in English but the play text is in German with subtitles. © 2020 Lark Reviews Read complete review





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