Opera fans are in for a double delight as two classic performances come to Wimbledon this autumn.
Glyndebourne on Tour arrives at New Wimbledon Theatre later this autumn with an acclaimed production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, directed by Michael Grandage.
Guido Loconsolo returns sharing the title role with Australian Bass-baritone Derek Welton who makes his Glyndebourne debut, while rising stars Layla Claire and Sarah-Jane Brandon take the helm as the Countess.
Mr Pickard, the tour’s general director said Wimbledon’s Theatre had been considered too small when Glyndebourne visited in 2004, and it was only after a significant revamp that the company had been able to return last year.
He said: “This year we are also building on the success of our Festival cinema screenings by introducing these to Tour audiences.
“These new initiatives provide more opportunities for all generations of opera lovers to enjoy greater access to the art form and see opera at its best."
On Tour for the first time is Melly Still’s production of Dvorák’s Rusalka, a staging inspired by traditional folk tales including the Hans Christian Anderson classic, The Little Mermaid.
Natasha Jouhl returns to Glyndebourne Tour as Rusalka following her performance as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in 2010, sharing the role with Maria Porubcinova making her Glyndebourne debut.
This year for the first time Glyndebourne has added cinema screenings to the Tour. From the 2005 Festival, David McVicar’s brilliantly received production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, which will be shown at the Wimbledon Odeon, opposite Morrison’s in the town centre.
Glyndebourne on Tour, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway; November 6-10.
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