|Tristan Hambleton (from artist's website)|
Mark Stone sings "I Attempt from Love's Sickness: from The Indian Queen:
The Indian Queen is a largely unfinished semi-opera, which was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, in 1695. The opera is based on John Dryden's 1664 play of the same name. Purcell was commissioned to adapt the play into an opera in 1694, but died the following year having only completed the Prologue and Acts II and III. His brother Daniel completed a masque for Act V.
Despite containing some of Purcell's most beautiful music, the opera is seldomly performed compared to Dido and Aeneas, King Arthur or The Fairy-Queen, mainly because the piece has been deemed incomplete. The piece was performed in 2016 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève with barihunk Jarrett Ott.