King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur


English National Opera

London Coliseum

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An English National Opera/Mark Morris Dance Group/New York City Opera production in association with Cal Performances, Berkeley.

Details List

Choreography Mark Morris
Music Henry Purcell - King Arthur
Scenic Design Adrianne Lobel
Costume Design Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
Instrumentation orchestra, chorus, and 7 soloists
Number of Dancers 17
Runtime Acts I, II, III: 50 minutes; Acts IV, V: 40 minutes


Libretto by John Dryden

Press Quotes

  • "No choreographer before Mark Morris has engaged so profoundly with baroque opera, none has set it to dance to such ravishing effect."
    The Guardian
  • "Give Mark Morris an extended 17th or 18th century score and watch him make magic."
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "It’s a loving marriage, over more than three centuries, between the abundant seductiveness and charm of an English Baroque composer and the joyful, Restoration-style sensuality of an American choreographer"
    New York Times