Orpheus Britannicus - Fully staged Purcell production


Ricardo Barros - conception, artistic director, choreography
Jane Gingell - baroque gestures, stage director
Dancers, Singers and Period Instrumentalists

Mercurius present a celebration of Purcell
in a fully staged performance of some of his most inspired music, including excerpts from operas and incidental music - a tale of adventurers seeking riches in an unknown land inhabited by exotic, mythological and mystical creatures.

Will love conquer all?
A large company of Baroque dancers, actress, singers and period instrumentalists displaying lavish costumes in a unique and rare performance.

May our Passions be moved!

Barbara Segal, Kornelia Gomulka,
Abbi Greenland, Sophie Brumfitt,
Ricardo Barros, Sasza Zargoski

Kate Hawnt, Siona Stockel, Sophie Brumfitt,
Steven Harvey, Ben Williamson,
Lawrence Olsworth-Peter, Emiliano Barragan-Geant

Abbi Greenland

In the programme:
Purcell - (attrib.), Music for The Tempest
Locke - Music for The Tempest
Purcell - Music for the The Gordion Knot Unty'd
Purcell - The Indian Queen
Purcell - Music for Circe
Purcell - King Arthur
Purcell - If ever I more riches did desire

Cadogan Hall

5 Sloane Terrace
SW1X 9DQ London
United Kingdom


01803 320026
Ricardo Barros PhD is one of the few specialists to conciliate an exuberant and passionate performance with an in-depth understanding of the Music & Dance... read more
Jane specialises in Period Opera, Theatre and Dance. She is available as a stage director, choreographer, dance teacher and baroque gesture coach. She is also... read more
+ 44 (0)20 7700 4293
Barbara has many years of experience in baroque dance, both as performer and choreographer, as well as teacher. She has taught in Europe, the Baltic Countries... read more


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TQ1 4LW Torquay
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