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King Arthur, originally a patriotic/allegorical play by John Dryden with "incidental" music by Henry Purcell, is here presented as a pageant—a sort of vaudeville—a sequence of production numbers sacred and profane, small and large, sad and happy, sung and danced. Dryden's spoken text is here discarded—the spotlight is instead on Purcell's music coupled with the poet's lyrics.
The setting is the stage. The time is now. The performers are themselves.

Throughout his impressive career, Mark Morris, the Director and Choreographer has been inspired by Baroque music to create many of his richest theatrical expressions. This acclaimed production offers a rare opportunity to rediscover Purcell and to experience “a witty, whimsical, mesmerizing, and meltingly beautiful entertainment” (The Times, London). The eminent Isaac Mizrahi provides the wonderfully wild array of costumes.

Sung in English with English supertitles . A co-production with ENO/Mark Morris Dance Group in association with Cal Performances, Berkeley.


New York State Theater at Lincoln Center - David H

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023