Events

Jan
15
Fri
Die Fledermaus – Film showing of Glyndebourne Opera Production
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

 

 

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

Die Fledermaus (literally Flittermouse) translates from the German as The Bat, is a delightful operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee.  This is the younger Strauss’s most celebrated and popular operetta so come and join us for an enthralling musical afternoon.

There is lots to enjoy as Die Fledermaus is a light-hearted story of revenge, featuring mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and hilarious confusion all set to the most captivating music ever composed.

The cast includes Pamela Armstrong, Thomas Allen, Lyubov Petrova, Lyubov Petrova, Ragnar Ulfung, Malena Ernman, Håkan Hagegård and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Our opera expert Robert Ascott will be on hand to inform our members.  Robert studied choral conducting under James Gaddarn and has held choral conducting positions since he was 16, principally in London, Cologne and Hong Kong.   Although concentrating mainly on the chamber choir repertoire, he had the good fortune to conduct multiple performances of Britten’s, ‘Let’s Make an Opera’ and of Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.   Most recently, he was conductor of the Cantemus Chamber Choir in Newbury for ten years, until he moved to Eastbourne.   He worked for EMI Music for many years, and through this he became familiar with the operas and operettas and got to know some of the major opera singers.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, tickets will only be available for this event in advance from the treasurer, Sir Philip Anson. There is restricted attendance due to social distancing.  Full details available click here

DVD in German with English Subtitles

 

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN