Monday, 26 August 2013

Glyndebourne 2014 officially announced

Details of the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival have just been officially announced.

Three new productions:
  • Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier directed by Richard Jones with Robin Ticciati conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Kate Royal makes her role debut as Feldmarschallin. Tara Erraught makes her role debut as Octavian and Teodora Gheorghiu makes her Glyndebourne debut in the role of Sophie.
  • Robin Ticciati will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. The new production will be directed by Frederic Wake-Walker. Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke returns to Glyndebourne to sing the role of Don Anchise with Christiane Karg singing Sandrina and Gyula Orendt singing Nardo in his Glyndebourne debut.
  • Verdi’s La Traviata, Glyndebourne’s third new production for 2014, returns to the Festival for the first time since 1988. It will be directed by Tom Cairns, who made his Glyndebourne debut in 1994 directing Harrison Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong.  Sir Mark Elder will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The role of Violetta is performed by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva, making her Glyndebourne debut.
 Three revivals :
  • Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his UK and Glyndebourne debut conducting a revival of Graham Vick’s 1994 production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Andrei Bondarenko and Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who sang Marcello and Mimì in the 2012 production of Puccini’s La bohème, make a welcome return to the Festival in the roles of Onegin and Tatyana.
  • Jonathan Kent’s 2011 production of Don Giovanni returns with Elliot Madore in the title role following his UK and Glyndebourne debut as Ramiro in the 2012 production of Ravel’s L’heure espagnole. Andrés Orozco-Estrada will make his Glyndebourne debut conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Robert Carsen’s 2011 production of Handel’s Rinaldo will be revived with Ottavio Dantone returning to conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The production features the four countertenors Iestyn Davies, Tim Mead, Anthony Roth Costanzo and James Laing in the roles of Rinaldo, Goffredo, Eustazio and the Magician.

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