The 45th Glyndebourne Tour 2013 will return to The Regent Theatre with life-affirming, world-class opera – Gaetan Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore – on Wednesday 11 December and Saturday 14 December.
Since 1968 the Glyndebourne Tour has bought opera to millions of people across the country.
The tour was founded by Sir George Christie, whose father began Glyndebourne Festival in 1934, and continues today with the same two aims; to make opera more accessible to people across the UK and to develop emerging talent.
Set in an idyllic vision of a southern Italian village square, Annabel Arden’s staging of L’elisir d’amore distils the essence of Donizetti’s most intoxicating comedy into a vintage blend of sparkling high spirits and heart-warming sentiment.
Two rising stars bring young lovers to life; rising American tenor Christopher Tiesi makes his UK and Glyndebourne debut and appears opposite chorister Joelle Harvey in the role of Adina.
David Pickard, Glyndebourne’s General Director, said, “Glyndebourne remains steadfast in its desire to invest in the future of both audiences and performers and the tour does this in two important ways – by bringing world-class performances to new audiences and by bringing new talent to the fore.”
Tickets are now on sale and are available in person from The Regent Theatre Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www.atgtickets.com/stoke.
Image Courtesy of Bill Cooper.