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'The Fairy Queen' is a semi-opera (or dramatic opera), an early form of opera from the English Baroque that combines spoken plays with intermittent singing and dancing. Considered Purcell's greatest work in this form, 'The Fairy Queen' was thought to be lost following his death but rediscovered at the turn of the 20th century. BAM presents a new edition of Purcell's score, first performed in July of 2009 by Glyndebourne Festival Opera in celebration of the 350th anniversary of Purcell's birth.

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