The De La Warr Pavilion announces three operas from the Glyndebourne Festival shown as live broadcasts on the big screen in the auditorium.
Tuesday 4 June Ariadne auf Naxos
The 2013 Glyndebourne Festival opens with a new production of this compelling and intricately crafted collaboration between composer Richard Strauss and writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Sung in German with English surtitles.
Starts at 7pm sharp, doors 6.30pm
Thursday 25 July Hippolyte et Aricie
Hippolyte et Aricie was French composer Rameau’s first work for the stage, written when he was nearly 50. When Rameau died in 1764, the Mercure de France concluded its obituary with the words “Here lies the God of Harmony.” It is Glyndebourne’s first production of an opera by Rameau, which will strike audiences, as it did in Paris in 1733, with its richness of invention. Sung in French with English surtitles
Starts at 6.15pm sharp, doors at 5.45pm
Tuesday 6 August Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale is the 64th of Donizetti’s his 66 operas, and was written only a year before the onset of dementia that was eventually to overwhelm him. Given the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that the diamond-bright wit and brilliance of this opera also has a distinctly dark side. Danielle de Niese, who is acknowledged as one of the world’s most talented and charismatic artists and has been described as “the world’s coolest soprano” by the New York Times, performs the leading role of Norina. Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Starts 7.15 sharp, doors 6.45pm
All tickets £12 (£10 concs). Book for all three events for £30
Booking and information : 01424 229111
Published 19th April 2013
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