This world premiere of a witty and satirical new opera sees Sir David Pountney skilfully assemble Henry Purcell’s music to create a fantastical tale of power and corruption. Inspired by the ‘masque’ (a 17th Century variety show), expect song, dance and spectacle!
Diktat is a tyrannical ruler unleashing chaos on the planet. But, as a band of unlikely heroes forms launching a battle of biblical proportions, can a shattered world heal in time?
Masque of Might showcases Purcell’s most beautiful, as well as rarely heard, music – including the spellbinding ‘O let me weep‘ from The Fairy Queen, virtuosic ‘Arise ye subterreanean winds‘ from The Tempest and epic chorus ‘Soul of the world‘ from Ode for St Cecelia’s Day.