Sublime music and riotous comedy with a satirical edge combine in Il viaggio a Reims, Rossini’s masterful comic opera. A group of the pampered and privileged arrive in a spa town on their way to a fabulous coronation, but lost luggage, politics, posturing and romance ensure that even the best-laid plans can go wrong.
Composed as a showcase for the finest voices of the time and featuring a huge cast, English Touring Opera present Il viaggio a Reims for the first time in a new production directed by Valentina Ceschi and conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny, with musical accompaniment from the Old Street Band.
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Jonathan Peter KennyConductor
Ric MountjoyLighting Designer
Ana Beatriz MeirelesMovement Director
Lucy HallMadame Cortese
Luci BriginshawContessa di Folleville
Esme Bronwen-SmithMarchesa Melibea
Julian Henao GonzalezConte di Libenskopf
Richard DowlingChevalier Belfiore
Edward HawkinsLord Sidney
Grant DoyleBarone di Trombonok
Jerome KnoxDon Prudenzio
Timothy DawkinsDon Profondo
Jean-Kristof BoutonDon Alvaro
Matthew McKinneyDon Luigino