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Countertenor

The countertenor is the highest male adult voice.  Peter Giles, a professional countertenor and noted author on the subject, defines the countertenor as a musical part, rather than a vocal style or mechanism. The countertenor range is generally equivalent to an alto range, extending from approximately G3 or A3 to E5 or G5 and they will usually have a vocal center similar in placement to that of a mezzo-soprano.

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Fairy Queen DVD

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The DVD of Glyndebourne’s spectacular production of Purcell’s exuberant take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is now available.

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Glyndebourne: on demand

Mon 6 Aug 2012

We’re very pleased to be able to offer you the chance to watch the 2009 Glyndebourne production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, featuring the OAE, online.

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Fairy Queen: First reviews

Wed 25 Jul 2012

Last week Glyndebourne’s production of Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen opened, with us providing musical accompaniment from the pit. The first reviews are in and here’s what they had to say:

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