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Dardanus

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Autumn 2017

Rameau’s ravishing, romantic tale of love and war

Director 
Douglas Rintoul
Conductor 
Jonathan Williams
Designer 
Cordelia Chisholm
Lighting Designer 
Mark Howland

Dardanus, Rameau’s undoubted masterpiece, is ETO’s first foray into French baroque opera. Jupiter’s son Dardanus is in love with Iphise, the daughter of his enemy Teucer – a love that, though reciprocated, is forbidden. So begins a ravishing tale of love in war, containing some of the composer’s finest music including the stunning aria “Lieux funestes”.

New production, sung in French with English surtitles

Please note that there will be a concert performance of Dardanus at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    6th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  2. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
    12th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  3. Buxton Opera House
    20th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  4. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
    27th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  5. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    3rd Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    7th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  1. Hackney Empire — 6th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  2. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford — 12th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

  3. Buxton Opera House — 20th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

  4. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden — 27th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Audley End Road, Saffron Walden , CB11 4UH

  5. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 3rd Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 7th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

Douglas Rintoul

Douglas Rintoul

Director

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Conductor

Cordelia Chisholm

Cordelia Chisholm

Designer

Mark Howland

Mark Howland

Lighting Designer

Cast

Anthony Gregory

Anthony Gregory

Dardanus

Rising young tenor Anthony Gregory is a recipient of many awards and prizes including the Ian Fleming Award and the Lies Askonas Prize. He was a Jerwood Young Artist for 2010 at Glyndebourne and a trainee of the prestigious National Opera Studio in 2011-2012.

Last season he sang the title role of Lucio Silla (Classical Opera Company) and Edward Milfort Il cambiale matrimonio (Aix-en-Provence Festival Académie). Other engagements included Purcell The Fairy Queen (English Touring Opera); Schubert’s Rosamunde (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra); Bach St John Passion in Hereford Cathedral and the launch of a new recording of Chilcott’s Requiem in Wells Cathedral. In the 2012/13 season he makes ENO debut as Young Sailor Julietta and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (cover). Other engagements include Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte (English Touring Opera); Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Wells Cathedral and with Royal Scottish National Orchestra for his debut with the orchestra; a concert of Handel works with the Choir of Kings College Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall; and a Christmas Concert at the Watford Coliseum.

Galina Averina

Galina Averina

Iphise

Galina Averina studied vocal performance in Russian University of Theatre Arts in Moscow. Laureate of international contests, she has participated in performances in France, Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Latvia and England.

Her roles have included Brigitta in Iolanta (Tchaykovsky), Frascita in Carmen (Bizet) and Ksenia in Boris Godunov (Musorgsky). In July 2013 she sang Despina in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) on Dubrovnik Summer Festival (director – Sally Burgess, conductor -Oliver Gilmour).

Participated in Les Azuriales Russian Festival in Nice (April 2013) and Les Azuriales Young Artist’s Competition and Masterclass (August 2013), where won Haidee Saretski Prize.

Grant Doyle

Grant Doyle

Teucer

Born in Adelaide, Grant Doyle completed his studies at the Royal College of Music in London before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Subsequent roles for the Royal Opera have included Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Ping Turandot, Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos, Schaunard La bohème, Demetrius A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Morales and Dancairo Carmen, and roles in the Covent Garden premiere of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, as well as three world premieres; the Narrator in Dominique LeGendre’s Bird of Night, Billy in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole and Abraham in James MacMillan’s Clemency, a role he repeated for Scottish Opera.

Other opera credits include Yeletsky Queen of Spades, Zurga Pearl Fishers (Opera Holland Park); Forester Cunning Little Vixen, Don Giovanni and Enric in the world premiere of David Sawer’s The Skating Rink (Garsington Opera); Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro (Longborough Festival) Abraham Clemency (Scottish Opera), Robin Oakapple Ruddigore (Opera North), Schaunard La bohème (Glyndebourne), Marcello La bohème at the Royal Albert Hall (Raymond Gubbay), Demetrius Midsummers Night’s Dream (Madrid & Berlin), Ned Keene Peter Grimes (Gran Canaria), Mike in John Adams’ I Was Looking at the Ceiling (Rome), Starbuck Moby-Dick, Count Le nozze di Figaro and Zurga Pearl Fishers (State Opera of South Australia). He also performed the role of Sir Thomas Bertram in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park at the inaugural festival at The Grange in the UK. For English Touring Opera he has sung the title role in The Barber of Seville, Orestes in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, Marcello La bohème, Hector King Priam, Nello Pia de’ Tolomei, and Teucer Dardanus.

A busy concert soloist, Grant Doyle works with major orchestras across the UK and Australia in repertoire which includes Carmina Burana (Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Ballet), Fauré Requiem (Hallé Orchestra), Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass (Philharmonia), A Child of Our Time (Crouch End Festival Chorus/Barbican) and Messiah (Royal Choral Society/Royal Albert Hall).

Timothy Nelson

Timothy Nelson

Antenor

Frederick Long

Frederick Long

Ismenor

Alessandro Fisher

Alessandro Fisher

Arcas

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    6th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  2. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
    12th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  3. Buxton Opera House
    20th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  4. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
    27th Oct 2017 - 7:30 pm
  5. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    3rd Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    7th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

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