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Opera at the Dukes

Published: 14 June 2012
Reporter: David Upton

The Fairy Queen

The season is a mix of recorded operas and satellite broadcasts.

A recorded version of Le Cenerentola on June 29, directed by Peter Hall, retells the story of Cinderella with an irrepressible score from Rossini.

A revival of Jonathan Kent's award-winning 2009 production, The Fairy Queen is a magical brew featuring dazzling singing and dancing, flamboyant cross-dressing and a flying horse. This recorded opera is screened on July 22.

A new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro brings together two thrilling artistic talents in director Michael Grandage and Glyndebourne's Music Director-in-waiting, Robin Ticciati. It will be screened live on August 17.

The season finale on August 19 is a live double bill of Ravel's only two one-act operas. L'enfant et les Sortileges has a child's-eye view of a sometimes threatening world while L'heure Espagnole is a thoroughly adult confection.

Details: www.dukes-lancaster.org