World-class opera comes to the stage

A scene from La Finta Giardiniera
A scene from La Finta Giardiniera

Three world-class opera productions will be brought to our doorstep this month as part of the Glyndebourne Tour, honouring the artistic vision of the company’s founder Sir George Christie.

Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and Britten’s The Turn Of The Screw come to Milton Keynes Theatre from November 18 to 22.

Sir George, who died in May, established the Tour in 1968, driven by an ambition to bring the highest-quality opera to as many people as possible and nurture talented singers from across the world at the start of their careers.

Now in its 46th year, the Glyndebourne Tour is offering a rare opportunity to see new productions of La Traviata and La Finta Giardiniera direct from the Glyndebourne Festival .

Also taking to the road is Jonathan Kent’s highly acclaimed 2006 production of The Turn Of The Screw.

Director Tom Cairn’s production of La Traviata will feature exciting young conductor David Afkham, fresh from conducting in the festival.

American tenor Zach Borichevsky makes his UK debut singing Alfredo Germont, alongside Russian soprano Irina Dubrovskaya.

La Finta Giardiniera is directed by 32-year-old Frederic Wake-Walker and conducted by Christopher Moulds.

It features award-winning Italian soprano Rosa Feola making her Glyndebourne debut as Sandrina, Tour favourite Eliana Pretorian as Serpetta and Polish mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp as Ramiro.

The Turn Of The Screw is revived with a stellar cast including award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw as the Governess, Anthony Gregory as Peter Quint and 13-year-old Louise Moseley as Flora.

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