A new production of Mozart’s great work is always an exciting prospect. For their Spring 2016, the English Touring Opera are producing a new version of Mozart’s classic, which begins its run with two nights in London’s Hackney Empire. Lloyd Wood, a rising figure in both opera and theatre, directs, with the orchestra led by the experienced conductor Michael Rosewell. The eponymous role is split between lyric baritone George von Bergen and the graceful Nicholas Lester, while Piotr Lempla plays his nemesis the Commentadore. Camilla Roberts shares Donna Anna with Gillian Ramm, while Ania Jeruc and Samantha Hay tackle Donna Elvira. This will be a sterling opportunity to see Don Giovanni outside the usual West End venues.
Founded by the Arts Council in 1979, the English Touring Opera has a mission of spreading opera outside the capital and to audiences that would not normally be able to experience it. Twice a year, they embark on a tour that takes in venues across the country. With a mixture of established repertoire classics and more obscure gems, they are treasured for their inventiveness, community participation and habit of discovering new stars. In 2014, they won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for King Priam and Paul Bunyan.
|What||Don Giovanni, Hackney Empire|
|Where||Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (underground)|
On 11 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 10:45 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Hackney Empire|