AN IFORD ARTS PRODUCTION, SUNG IN ENGLISH
Sat 18 | Sun 19 May
Banqueting Room, Guildhall, Bath “the loveliest concert hall in the UK” Radio 3
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Saturday 18 May £79
6pm – Join us celebrating the first night of the 2019 season at a Gala Champagne Reception with canapés in the Brunswick Room. Performance starts at 7.30pm (est. end time of 10pm)
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Sunday 19 May £49.50
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Performance starts at 5pm (est. end time of 7.30pm)
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Johann Strauss’s classic operetta Die Fledermaus is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky.
Man-about-town Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced by an old flame, Dr Falke has a plan to exact revenge and everybody wants to go to the party!
Starring legendary comic baritone, SIMON BUTTERISS
“Comic genius” Independent
“This amazing singing actor…everything he does is absolutely riveting. You can hear every word and every word is nuanced”. BBC Radio 3
“My nomination for greatest living Englishman. hilarious, his timing is immaculate, his singing is excellent, his instinct for observing tradition while making it relevant is impeccable. 5 stars” Tully Potter, Daily Mail
“Surely the leading comic baritone of his generation” Manchester Evening News
And we are delighted to announce NADINE BENJAMIN as Rosalind, currently playing Musetta (La Boheme) with ENO.
Acclaim for Nadine includes
“Benjamin delivers it gorgeously.” Erica Jeal, The Guardian, “Sumptuously sung” Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times,
“Beautifully tender, sultry rendition.” Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph.
International conductor OLIVER GOOCH is Musical Director and on piano.
Highly regarded by colleagues, critics and audiences alike. Antonio Pappano created a position for him at the Royal Opera House as the first Associate Conductor (Vilar) In the concert hall he has conducted many of the major British orchestras including the BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Hallé and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Orchestra: Iford Arts Chamber Ensemble
Original libretto: Meilhac and Halevy
Sung text translated by John Mortimer
Spoken text written by Simon Butteriss