Glyndebourne and Salzberg Festival come to Watford Palace Theatre this summer (From Watford Observer)
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Glyndebourne and Salzberg Festival come to Watford Palace Theatre this summer
The Fairy Queen
As Live from Glyndebourne - Sun 22 Jul, 3pm
Based on the plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Purcell’s masterpiece stuns with a magical combination of quintessentially English musical interludes. This acclaimed production directed by Jonathan Kent has dazzling dancing, flamboyant cross dressing and even a flying horse!
Le Nozze di Figaro
Live from Glyndebourne - Fri 17 Aug, 6pm
This new production of Mozart’s greatest comic opera is directed by acclaimed theatre director Michael Grandage. This story of servants outwitting their master is enormously appealing with a score that is both deeply affecting and funny. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Ravel Double Bill
Live from Glyndebourne - Sun 19 Aug, 6.30pm
A humorous double bill of two fascinating one act operas from Ravel, with one very clever opera set in the house of a clock maker and another showing a child’s eye view of a sometimes threatening world! Sung in French with English subtitles.
SALZBURG FESTIVAL SEASON
The Magic Flute
As Live from Salzburg Festival - Mon 13 August, 6pm
Mozart’s last opera remains the most beloved legacy of this great composer. Beneath its fairy-tale surface, it conceals the mysteries of an initiation ritual and multi-layered plot.
Live from Salzburg Festival - Wed 1 Aug, 6.30pm
Following Mimì and Rodolfo’s passionate affair, Puccini’s best-loved work comes to the big screen complete with an outstanding cast and stirring drama.
As Live from Salzburg Festival - Sun 26 Aug, 7pm
One of the most-performed operas worldwide, Mozart blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements in this timeless tale of retribution.
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