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Fantasio – Pre-Concert Talk

Wed 8 Jan 2014

OAE

In this podcast, Sir Mark Elder gives an introduction to our performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio, which took place at Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, 15 December 2013.

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Fantasio Press Reactions – Part 2

Fri 20 Dec 2013

OAE

On 15 December, Sir Mark Elder conducted us in Offenbach’s Fantasio at Royal Festival Hall.  Here’s what the critics had to say about it…

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Fantasio – Audience & Press Reactions

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Fantasio

Last night saw fresh life breathed into Offenbach’s lost opera Fantasio, and the first batch of reviews are in…

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Fantasio – The Dialogue Sessions

Fri 13 Dec 2013

OAE

Sunday approaches and the cast of Offenbach’s Fantasio join conductor Sir Mark Elder to brush up on their French…

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Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Composer

OAE

His times: Offenbach was sent from his native Cologne to study music in Paris, a city that was fast forging a reputation as the world capital of entertainment (risqué, populist and otherwise) and was, for much of the composer’s adult life, under the regime of the Second French Republic and Napoleon III.

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Fantasio in Rehearsal

Wed 11 Dec 2013

Fantasio in rehearsal

As Sir Mark Elder and the cast of Fantasio prepared for Sunday’s performance at Royal Festival Hall, photographer Russell Duncan was there to capture it.

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Sarah Connolly and Sir Mark Elder on Offenbach’s Fantasio

Wed 11 Dec 2013

OAE

As they took a break from recording Offenbach’s Fantasio, we spoke with conductor Sir Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, about the challenges of reviving a lost opera.

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Speed Interview – Gavan Ring

Tue 10 Dec 2013

Fantasio

Gavan Ring joins us this Sunday for a concert performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio.  We spoke to him about Music, Beckett and Dylan Moran.

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Fantasio in a nutshell

Fri 6 Dec 2013

OAE

‘It’s confusing but….life is’ Sir Mark Elder on Fantasio.

Indeed it is, but do you think you can sum up Offenbach’s Fantasio in 140 characters?  Whoever explains it best will win two top price seats to the performance at Royal Festival Hall on 15 December and the runner-up will bag a copy of the OAE and Glyndebourne’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) double disc set.

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Offenbach’s Fantasio: Trailer

Thu 5 Dec 2013

Fantasio trailer

We’ve just released this video trailer ahead of our performance of Offenbach’s opera Fantasio on 15 December.

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Speed Interview – Brenda Rae

Wed 4 Dec 2013

OAE

On 15 December, soprano Brenda Rae joins us for a concert performance of Fantasio, in association with Opera Rara.  We spoke to her about nerves and Star Trek…

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Speed Interview – Victoria Simmonds

Thu 28 Nov 2013

Offenbach

We chased down the wonderful Victoria Simmonds; aka Flamel in our up and coming concert performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio, to talk about some of the finer things in life (books, opera, Brad Pitt, that sort of thing…)

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And the results are in…

Wed 26 Jun 2013

Crop for website

*cue dramatic music*

*overly long pause*

The winner of ‘Pick an Offenbach design 2013‘ is….

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