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Gabriel by Samuel Adamson

Dominic Dromgoole director
The English Concert /Trevor Pinnock/
Alison Balsom (natural trumpet)
Stephen Anthony Brown, tenor &Jessie Buckley , soprano.

Shakespeare's Globe, 20 July 2013

A thrilling genre-breaking afternoon with the best presentation of Purcell's music on stage I've ever seen or heard.

Time does not allow immediately as full a review as it deserves. Happily all my feelings are seconded by an early review in The Telegraph, and I can do no better than quote part of it below and urge you to read it in full.

Sadly, photographing there was strictly not allowed so I'v borrowed from the Guardian & the Telegraph.

Readers: do urge The Globe to produce a DVD as quickly as possible !

Peter Grahame Woolf


See also Gabriel's recommendation by The Independent

P.S.Just a quick post-script to recommend warmly the Shakespeare'sGlobe's trilingual Indian Tempest, which we have just seen at an only half-filled matinee