Monday, 19 February 2018

Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

Alison Buchanan
Alison Buchanan
Pegasus Opera is presenting a pair of one-act operas by the American composer Philip Hagemann, a double bill of Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, both showcasing women in the lead roles. Directed by Eduardo Barreto and conducted by Philip Hagemann the productions will be at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden (the Actors' Church) from Wednesday 28 February 2018 to Sunday 4 March 2018.

Ruth is based on the biblical tale, whilst The Dark Lady of the Sonnets is a lighter piece based on George Bernard Shaw's play which imagines William Shakespeare meeting Queen Elizabeth I. The productions feature a cast including Alison Buchanan, Byron Jackson, Kamilla Dunstan, Sarah Champion, Annabelle Williams, and Oliver Brignall.

Pegasus Opera is the leading multi-racial touring Opera Company in the UK and was founded in 1992 by Lloyd Newton. Following his death in 2017, soprano Alison Buchanan took over as Artistic Director.

Further information from the Pegasus Opera website, tickets from TicketSolve.

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