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Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
King Arthur

His Magical History

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Title Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
King Arthur

His Magical History
Description A Dramatic Entertainment in two acts

"Edited and adapted by Colin Graham from the original opera by John Dryden

Music realized by Philip Ledger"
Creator Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Date June 8, 11, 14, 16, 20, 24, 1989
Contributor Cast:
Merlin- Mark S. Doss
Two Trumpeters upon the Stage- Thomas Drake, Gary Smith
Arthur, King of Britain- Kurt Ollman
Oswald, King of Saxony- Carl Halvorson
Guillamar- Gordon Holleman
Emmeline- Sylvia McNair
Conon- Stephen Meyer
Aurelius- Brad Cresswell
Grimbald- Kurt Link
Philidel- Elisabeth Comeaux
Matilda- Kristine Jepson
Two Shepherdesses- Lisa R. Pierce, Sheryl Start
A Shepherd- Joseph A. Fosselman
Three Soldiers- Terry Chasteen, Fredric Scheff, Lawrence Mudd
Cupid- Rebecca Abram
Two Sirens- Eileen L. Strempel, Patti Yvonne Edwards
A Sylvan- Gale Oxley
Britannia- Molly Meehan

Stephen Lord, conductor
Colin Graham, stage director/set designer
John Carver Sullivan, costume designer
Robert Wierzel, lighting designer
Kimberly Mackin, choreographer
Cary John Franklin, chorus master
Bruce Longworth, assistant stage director
Barbara Donner, stage manager
Jenny Wells, assistant stage manager
Tom Watson, wig master and makeup
John Keene, repetiteur

Continuo:
Jeffrey Huard, harpsichord
Savely Schuster, cello
Henry Loew, double bass
Robert Mottl, bassoon
Relation Annotated score available in Sylvia McNair Collection, Cook Music Library

Personal thank you note from Colin Graham
Type Opera

Photos [photo credit: Ken Howard]

Personal correspondence

Files

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Citation

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis , “Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
King Arthur

His Magical History,” Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed May 17, 2022, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/cookmusiclibrary/items/show/804.