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Sat 8 Jul 2017

Glyndebourne

Hipermestra

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Cavalli Hipermestra

Hipermestra – one of 50 daughters of a son whose twin brother has 50 sons. When he ordered his daughters to each marry and then kill one of his nephews, it was never going to run exactly according to plan.

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Wed 26 Jul 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Sat 29 Jul 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Mon 31 Jul 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Tue 1 Aug 2017

Royal Albert Hall

Proms 23: Israel in Egypt

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Handel Israel in Egypt

William Christie conductor
Christopher Lowrey counter-tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Dingle Yandell baritone
Callum Thorpe bass
Anna Devin soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Our first trip to the Proms in 2017 is filled with frogs, locusts, hailstones and rivers of blood, as we perform Israel in Egypt, one of Handel’s most extravagantly dramatic oratorios. Placing the chorus in the spotlight, Handel uses the collective voices to tell the story of an entire people, demanding greater virtuosity than ever before in some thrilling choral writing.

William Christie conducts in the launch of a series of Handel oratorios to be performed over the coming seasons at the Proms.

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Thu 3 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Sun 6 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Tue 8 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Fri 11 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Sun 13 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Wed 16 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Sat 19 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Mon 21 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Thu 24 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Sat 26 Aug 2017

Glyndebourne

La clemenza di Tito

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Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s last opera makes a rare appearance at Glyndebourne this summer. 

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Mon 28 Aug 2017

Royal Albert Hall

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito

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Robin Ticciati conductor
Steve Davislim Titus
Alice Coote Vitellia
Joélle Harvey Servilia
Kate Lindsey Sextus
Anna Stéphany Annius
Clive Bayley Publius
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company

Mozart La clemenza di Tito

Our second BBC Prom of the summer sees our Glyndebourne production transported to London in concert format.

The collision of love and ambition in Mozart’s morally conflicted final opera, and the compassion of a wronged emperor, make for a scenario as relevant today as in the ancient Rome where it is set. Blending ravishing arias with intricate human psychology, La clemenza di Tito ranks among the finest of Mozart’s mature works.

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote leads an all-star cast as the vengeful Vitellia under Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati.

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Fri 22 Sep 2017

Kings Place Hall One

Christophe Coin: Galloping Galant

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Sammartini Symphony in D minor
Boccherini Cello Concerto in G
CPE Bach Symphony in A
CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A minor

Christophe Coin cello, director

Christophe Coin is period instrument royalty. Known for the luminous elegance of his playing, this cellist and viola da gamba superstar trained with the best, is celebrated as the cellist of the Quatuor Mosaïques and play-directs the finest baroque ensembles in Europe.

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Mon 25 Sep 2017

St John's Smith Square

The Judas Passion

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Sally Beamish The Judas Passion

David Harsent libretto
Nicholas McGegan conductor
Julia Doyle Mary
Brenden Gunnell Judas
Roderick Williams Christ
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Co-Commission with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven?

Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven, we ask in this provocative new chronicle of Jesus’ final days, told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who sold him for 30 pieces of silver.

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Wed 18 Oct 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Handel’s Semele

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Handel Semele

Ivor Bolton conductor
Louise Alder Semele
James Way Jupiter
Ray Chenez Athamas
Brindley Sherratt Somnus/ Cadmus
Mary Bevan Iris
Catherine Wyn-Rogers Juno

Be careful what you wish for.

When Handel premiered Semele in Covent Garden in 1744, he shocked audiences expecting something solemn for Lent with this steamy, sexy story of gods having affairs with mortals.

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Sun 22 Oct 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Knowing and Unknowing

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with Bach, the Universe, and Everything, our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds.

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