10 February 2016

Longborough Festival Opera announces 2016 season


Over the past decade and a half Longborough Festival Opera has gradually built an international reputation for its productions, led by its performances of Wagner.

Longborough is now announcing its 2016 Summer Season featuring four operatic masterpieces with a line-up of artists which includes some familiar to Longborough but also many fresh faces.

Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Music Director Anthony Negus - a conductor with over fifty years’ experience of Wagner’s stage works - received rave reviews from critics for his conducting of Tristan und Isolde in 2015. This year, along with director Alan Privett, Negus turns his attention to a new production of Tannhäuser with John Treleaven and Neal Cooper in the title role (see cast dates below). Never one to shy away from the seemingly impossible, Longborough’s production of Tannhäuser will see the largest cast ever to have sung on our stage.

FULL CAST
Tannhäuser          John Treleaven (9, 14, 18 June), Neal Cooper (11, 16 June)
Elisabeth               Erika Mädi Jones
Venus                     Alison Kettlewell
Wolfram                Hrolfur Saemundsson
Landgraf                Donald Thomson
Walther                 Julian Hubbard
Biterolf                  Stuart Pendred
der Schreiber       Brian Smith Walters
Reinmar                Charles Johnston


DATES
Thursday 9 June Tannhäuser 3.00pm
Saturday 11 June Tannhäuser 3.00pm
Tuesday 14 June Tannhäuser 3.00pm
Thursday 16 June Tannhäuser 3.00pm
Saturday 18 June Tannhäuser 3.00pm

All performances start at 3pm with two intervals, the long interval at approximately 6.10pm. The performance is due to end at 9pm.

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