Glyndebourne Festival Opera's touring ensemble has announced its programme for its forthcoming winter season. Between 13 October and 5 December 2009, Glyndebourne on Tour (GOT) will bring an inspiring operatic selection to six venues in the UK. The operas that GOT will offer to the British audience are Mozart's Così fan tutte, Verdi's Falstaff and Janácek's Jenufa.
Some of the works that GOT planned for their winter season are revivals of successful stagings, while one is a new production from the Glyndebourne 2009 season. For instance, Così fan tutte is a revival of the acclaimed 2006 Festival production originally directed by Nicholas Hytner. This piece will be performed under the baton of Patrick Lange.
On the other hand, the Falstaff proposed by GOT is one of the three new productions from the 2009 Festival, running from 21 May to 30 August. Richard Jones is the director for this new version; James Gaffigan will conduct.
The third work on the programme is Jenufa, in a production conducted by GOT Music Director Robin Ticciati. Janácek's opera will be staged in a revival of the acclaimed 1989 Festival production that Nikolaus Lehnhoff originally directed.
All performances feature the Glyndebourne on Tour Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. The Orchestra, originally founded by members of prestigious Guildhall String Ensemble, has been playing from 1990. Since then, it represented a receptacle for the finest instrumentalists. Supported by the artistic excellence of Music Director Robin Ticciati, the GOT Orchestra is an essential component for the company's success.
Equally vital is the Chorus, which Andrew Porter of the Times Literary Supplement once referred to as 'a cradle of tomorrow's stars.' This ensemble of committed young artists has justly acquired an international reputation for being one of the most committed and vibrant British choirs.
With such a world-class company and such brilliant productions, the UK audience across the country cannot but look forward to the GOT performances next winter.
Photo: Robin Ticciati
The venues that Glyndebourne on Tour will visit are six: Glyndebourne (from 13 to 31 October); Woking, New Victoria Theatre (from 3 to 7 November); Stoke-On-Trent, The Regent Theatre (from 10 to 14 November); Norwich, Theatre Royal (from 17 to 21 November); Milton Keynes Theatre (from 24 to 28 November); Plymouth, Theatre Royal (from 1 to 5 December).
Full performance schedule and booking details can be found on http://www.glyndebourne.com/operas/tour_2009/
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