Monday 19 February 2018

West Green House 2018 - Candide. Ba-Ta-Clan and Madama Butterfly

The lake at West Green House at night
The lake at West Green House at night
West Green House's 2018 season includes Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Bernstein's Candide and Offenbach's operetta Ba-ta-clan. Candide will be performed in the version created for the National Theatre in 1999, and features Fflur Wyn as Cunegonde, Robin Bailey as Candide and Ben McAteer as Pangloss, the production will be directed by Richard Studer and conducted by Jonathan Lyness (the two are also artistic director & music director of Mid-Wales Opera).

Puccini's Madame Butterfly features Robin Lyn Evans as Pinkerton, and Katie Bird as Butterfly with Catherine Backhouse as Suzuki and Robert Davies as Sharpless. Richard Studer directs and Jonathan Lyness conducts.

The final opera is Offenbach's Ba-ta-clan, his first significant and commercial success. The opera will be directed by Morag Joss and conducted by James Sherlock. A satire on French political life in the 19th century, Morag Joss will be creating a new English version with contemporary satire.

Full details from the West Green opera website.

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