Sunday 11 November 2012
UK première of original 4 Act version
Semi-staged, sung in Italian (English surtitles)
NSO Chorus & Childrens’ Chorus
St Paul’s Sinfonia (leader James Widden)
Conductor Nicholas Jenkins
Director Tony Baker
Edgar John Hudson
Fidelia Mary Plazas
Tigrana Gweneth-Ann Jeffers
Gualtiero Stephen Holloway
Don’t miss the chance to see the first complete performance of this work by the composer of some of the world’s best-loved operas – La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot.
Discover this fascinating work, with the “lost” music including the whole of the last act, by the young composer “on the road to genius”. Its passionate story has much in common with Carmen.
The distinguished cast is led by John Hudson, who has regularly sung the major Puccini tenor roles for English National, Welsh National and Scottish Operas; by Mary Plazas, who sings major roles at the Royal Opera House, throughout the UK (recently a sensational Madam Butterfly at ENO) and internationally, and by Gweneth-Ann Jeffers. Nicholas Jenkins conducts and Tony Baker directs – the team which presented last season’s Mireille.
£30, £25 (Reserved), £18 (Unreserved)