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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

Mark studied, briefly, at Oxford University prior to training in Stage Lighting Design at RADA.

Previously for ETO: Dardanus, Tosca, Patience, Ulysses’ Homecoming, La Calisto, Xerxes, The Tales of Hoffmann, Werther, Pelleas et Melisande, La Boheme, The Siege of Calais, Wild Man of the West Indies.

Other designs include: La Rondine, Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park); Twelve Angry Men (Birmingham Rep & West End); Elixir of Love, Rodelinda (Scottish Opera); Sweeney Todd (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Singin’ in the Rain (Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen) and numerous productions for The Gate Theatre London, The Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, Lyric Theatre Belfast amongst many others.

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

RECENT & UPCOMING
Ilia Idomeneo, Atalanta in Serse, Iphise in Rameau’s Dardanus, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi for the English Touring Opera, Marcelina Fidelio for Garsington Opera, Partenope Partenope for Iford Arts, Adela Die Fledermaus for Diva Opera, Pamina in Magic Flute for Mid Wales Opera and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera for West Green Opera, Mozart Residency at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS
Brigitta in Iolanta, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Kseniya in Boris Godunov, Noemi in Cendrillon, Ersilia in Le astuzie femminili, Charmion in Cleopatre, and Annina in La traviata, all for Perm State Opera Theatre; Despina in Così fan tutte at Dubrovnik Summer Festival; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Calisto in Giove in Argo, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante at International Opera School of the Royal College of Music, London.

AWARDS
Handel Competition, London (2nd Prize, 2016), Francisco Viñas Competition (Sextio Premio, Audience Prize, 2015), Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition (1st Prize, 2015), Les Azuriales Opera Festival Young Artists’ Competition, Nice (Haidee Saretski Prize, 2013)

Grant Doyle

Grant Doyle

Teucer

Born in Australia, he studied in Adelaide and the RCM. A former Royal Opera Young Artist, his roles there have included Čekunov House of the Dead, Ping Turandot, Le Dancaïre Carmen, Billy Anna Nicole, Schaunard and Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos. Other appearances include Prince Yeletsky (Opera Holland Park), Forester Cunning Little Vixen, Don Giovanni (Garsington), Robin Oakapple Ruddigore (Opera North), Abraham Clemency (Scottish Opera), Sir Thomas in Dove’s Mansfield Park (Grange Festival), Oreste (Sydney), Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles (Opera Queensland), Starbuck in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (Adelaide), Ned Keene Peter Grimes (Gran Canaria), Mike in Adams’s I Was Looking at the Ceiling (Rome) and Demetrius (Madrid, Berlin). ETO roles include Figaro (Barber of Seville), Paolo (Simon Boccanegra), Hector (King Priam), Emireno (Ottone), Eduardo (L’assedio di Calais), Marcello (La boheme), Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride), Nello (Pia de’ Tolomei), Teucer (Dardanus) and Tiridate (Radamisto).

Timothy Nelson

Timothy Nelson

Antenor

Frederick Long

Frederick Long

Ismenor

Frederick received a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music and furthered his training at the National Opera Studio. Previous ETO performances of the wizard Isménor in Dardanus, and the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas were met with widespread critical acclaim. We will now discover whether supernatural powers were fundamental to this recent success on stage.

Having begun his career at Glyndebourne as the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos, Frederick has since been invited to perform and cover major roles all over the UK, including English National Opera (Figaro), Opera Holland Park (Schaunard), Glyndebourne Festival (Saul), Mid-Wales Opera (Papageno) and Covent Garden (Ivan Ivanovitch in The Nose by Shostakovich).

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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