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Vanessa - Live from Glyndebourne

Vanessa - Live from Glyndebourne

Synopsis

Tuesday 14th August 2018 at 6.30pm

Tickets £17.50; Movie Deal £34.45

A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all. An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire. Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.

Creative team:
Conductor Jakub Hrůša
Director Keith Warner
Designer Ashley Martin-Davis
Cast includes:
Vanessa Emma Bell
Erika Virginie Verrez
The Old Baroness Doris Soffel
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus

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Additional Information

  • Genre: Opera
  • Rating: No rating
  • Film format: 2D Digital
  • Duration: 200 mins

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Tuesday 14th August

First showing in the UK on 14th August 2018

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British Council Arts PRS Foundation for New Music
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