Tuesday 30 July 2013

Glyndebourne on Tour and into 2014

Colin Judson (Witch) in the 2010 production of Hansel und Gretel, (c) Bill Cooper
Colin Judson  as the Witch in the 2010 production of Hansel und Gretel
(c) Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne on Tour for 2013 celebrates Britten's centenary with a new production of The Rape of Lucretia directed by Fiona Shaw, alongside a revival of Laurent Pelly's 2008 production of Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel and Annabel Arden's 2007 production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Also the planned new productions for the 2014 festival have been revealed.

On tour, the new production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia will be directed by Fiona Shaw and designed by Michael Levine and Nicky Gillibrand, with Kate Valentine and Allan Clayton as the Female and Male Chorus and Claudia Huckle as Lucretia with a cast  including David Soar, Duncan Rock and Catherine Wyn-Rogers, conducted by Nicholas Collon. The production opens at Glyndebourne on 19 October 2013.

Laurent Pelly's Hansel und Gretel will be revived by Jeremy Bonas and conducted by Ilyich Rivas with Victoria Yarovaya, Andrea Churchmann, Ann Mason, Stephen Gadd and Colin Judson. The 20 year old Venezualan conductor Ilyich Rivas made his Glyndebourne debut conducting a number of performances The Marriage of Figaro on the 2012 tour. The production opens at Glyndebourne on 6 October 2013.

Annabel Arden's production of L'elisir d'amore will be revived by Paul Higgins and conducted by Pablo Gonzalez with a cast including Joelle Harvey, Elian Pretorian, Christopher Tiesi, Alessandro Luongo and Riccardo Novaro. The production opens at Glyndebourne on 7 October 2013.

Further information from the Glyndebourne on Tour website.

And looking further ahead, there will be three new productions at the Glyndebourne Festival next year. Robin Ticciati, in his first season as music director, will conduct Richard Jones's production of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier with Kate Royal as the Marschallin. Royal is a former member of the Glyndebourne Chorus. Mozart's early comedy La finta giardiniera will make its first appearance at the festival, in a production directed by Frederic Wake-Walker. Finally Verdi's La Traviata returns to the festival for the first time since 1988 in a new production by Tom Cairns with Veneria Gimadieva in the title role and Sir Mark Elder conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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