Mark Morris Talks About Purcell, Making Opera Sexy at the ENO

arthur_eno.jpgBy Warwick Thompson [, 26 June 2006]
June 26 (Bloomberg) — When the Royal Opera House staged Henry Purcell’s 17th-century opera “King Arthur” in 1995, it was four hours long and there was much snoring. Tonight, a new production opens at London’s English National Opera. It’s two hours long including the intermission, and it’s unlikely there’ll be any snoring with Mark Morris directing.