In this video: The Gabrieli Consort & Players perform Purcell’s King Arthur in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on Sunday 17 February, as part of the ensemble’s first Australian tour.
The Gabrieli Consort & Players are world-renowned interpreters of great vocal and instrumental repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Over 35 years, the ensemble’s repertoire has expanded beyond the Baroque canon to include opera, virtuosic a cappella programs, and astonishing reconstructions of historic musical events in performances and recordings that surprise, challenge and inspire. This performance of Purcell’s glorious semi-opera King Arthur is a new performing edition by Gabrieli’s Christopher Suckling and Artistic Director Paul McCreesh. King Arthur’s Britons battle the Saxons, supernatural characters step in, and enchanting music ripples with wit, tenderness and colour. Led by Paul McCreesh, The Gabrieli Consort & Players respectfully illuminates Purcell’s genius with its acclaimed vitality. Its Melbourne Recital Centre performance sustains this great piece of art in the 21st century. Click here to discover more about the Gabrieli Consort & Players.
Henry Purcell King Arthur