Last week at the Istanbul Music Festival
The last week of the Istanbul Music Festival starts with Henry Purcell’s semi-opera The Fairy Queen at Hagia Irene.
The Fairy Queen is a true masterpiece and the New London Consort, one of the world’s leading early music ensembles, will be performing at Hagia Irene tonight at 8 p.m. The consort is led by Philip Pickett’s iconoclastic approach and has star solo singers, brilliant circus artists, and mesmerizing staging by Mexican director Mauricio García Lozano. They will be focusing on a uniquely wide and colorful repertoire of Renaissance and Baroque music. The last week of the Istanbul Music Festival will begin with this musical production.