10 February 2016
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.
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.
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
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.