This season's production
Winslow Hall Opera will stage 6 performances of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera from the 7th through to the 16th July 2017
The performances will take place on:
- Friday 7th July at 6pm
- Sunday 9th July at 3pm
- Tuesday 11th July at 6pm
- Thursday 13th July at 6pm
- Saturday 15th July at 5pm
- Sunday 16th July at 3pm
For all of the evening performances there will be an 85 minute supper interval, while the interval for the 3.00 pm Sunday matinees will be 30 minutes. However, the gardens of the Hall will be open from noon on the Sundays, for those who would like to picnic before the opera.
Oliver Gilmour, having conducted Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata and Don Giovanni for Winslow Hall Opera in the last 3 years, will be taking up the baton again this year.
We are also delighted that Carmen Jakobi who directed our Don Giovanni to great acclaim last year, will be returning in her directorial capacity for Un ballo in 2017.
Her Opera productions include Tristan und Isolde for Longborough Festival Opera, John Harbison’s Full Moon in March, the world premiere of Nicola LeFanu’s Dream Hunter in Wales and London, and Monteverdi’s Orfeo for the Birmingham Conservatoire.
Oliver has assembled a fabulous cast, including Tsvetana Bandalovska as Amelia, Stephen Aviss as Riccardo, Vasile Chisiu (“outstanding” in our 2014 Lucia) as Renato, Caroline Kennedy as Oscar, and the legendary Rosalind Plowright as Ulrica, most recently featured on the front cover page of Opera Magazine.
Carmen has brought together an incredible Creative team of Designer Jacob Hughes, Costume Designer Penny Latter, Lighting Designer Matt Carter, and Choreographer Caroline Lamb.