Sunday 02 April 2017
Live opera, sung in the original English
Lee Reynolds conductor, Susannah Waters director, Anna Driftmier designer
Kantanti Ensemble orchestra, NSO Chorus
Luke Sinclair, Kirsty Taylor-Stokes, Ian Beadle, Geoffrey Moses, Robert Gildon
A noir twist on the much-loved tale, set to sumptuous late romantic music.
In this dark re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, childhood sweethearts Vrenchen and Sali are torn apart by their fathers’ feuding over land owned by the mysterious Dark Fiddler, who predicts revenge on anyone who tries to claim this wilderness. NSO’s hard-hitting, stripped-back production is directed by Susannah Waters, whose production of L’Etoile for NSO delighted audiences and reviewers alike. Delius’ dreamlike, romantic score contains the much-loved ‘Walk to the Paradise Garden’. Lee Reynolds conducts his own Kantanti Ensemble, (27 young professional musicians). An emotionally gripping production, with luscious music and the dramatic story of two young lovers forced to desperate ends.
£21, £27, £33
Under 16s and Students £12
Groups Buy 10 Tickets get 11th ticket free
“NSO has this knack of latching onto brilliant talented people who are absolutely on the way up and about to be snatched by major opera houses” Suzy Klein, Radio 3