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The Rape of Lucretia – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Ronald Duncan Director: Fiona Shaw Set Designer: Michael Levine Conductor: Jack Ridley [rating:5] Glyndebourne gave the premiere of Britten’s chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia in 1946, starring Kathleen Ferrier in the title rôle. It hasn’t been staged again by Glyndebourne until now, the year we are celebrating 100 years since the British composer’s birth. As ...

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L’elisir d’amore – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Conductor: Pablo Gonzalez Director: Annabel Arden Revival Director: Paul Higgins Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:4]   Now in its 45th year, the Glyndebourne Tour is currently taking three full-scale productions around the country, and this week world-class opera is resident at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre. Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) is a fun, 19th century comic opera, ...

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NEWS: Glyndebourne seeks young artists

Young artists are being offered the chance to see their work gracing the cover of 10,000 programmes for Glyndebourne Opera’s 2013 tour. Glyndebourne will be touring venues across the country from October to December with three operas: Hänsel and Gretel, L’elisir d’amore and The Rape of Lucretia. The competition is open to artists aged 18-30. The Glyndebourne Tour Programme is ...

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Rusalka- Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Antonin Dvorak Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil Director: Melly Still Conductor: Jakub Hrusa Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:5]   Melly Still is one in a long line of theatre directors making a foray into the world of opera, having achieved great success at the National Theatre and on Broadway, notably with her production of Coram Boy. This production of Rusalka, an early ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Conductor: Jonathan Cohen Director: Michael Grandage, revived by Ian Rutherford Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:5]   The Glyndebourne Tour, which aims to bring both world-class, affordable opera to the masses, as well as to support young artists, is an institution in itself, but it has never before been to Canterbury. Judging by last ...

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