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Opera Triple Bill

Massenet, Ethel Smyth and Nino Rota

Black and white still of a woman and man looking at each other, faces nearly touching

Guildhall School's Opera department presents a triple bill of operatic works by Massenet, Smyth and Rota.

All following the arc of love and identity, the three rarely performed works are conducted by Dominic Wheeler and directed by Rodula Gaitanou. Centred on love, regret and hierarchy, Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon is a heart-warming tale of longing and perseverance. First performed in 1923, Smyth’s Fête Galante features libretto written by herself in collaboration with war poet Edward Shanks. 

Though known best for his film scores, composer Nino Rota penned 10 operas in his life, I due timidi is a one-act opera originally written for radio and first performed in 1950. Best described as a romance gone wrong, this surprising and comedic work features moments of tenderness, shyness and everything in between. 

Presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Please note this production contains strobe, haze, violent themes and depictions of suicide.


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