Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Light House Wolverhampton presents prestigious touring season from Glyndebourne Opera House

Light House Cinema brings to Wolverhampton a new season of opera with Summer at Glyndebourne this June, July and August. The season comprises of three productions from the prestigious company beginning with with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg on Sunday 26 June, 2.45pm, followed by Don Giovanni on Sunday 31 July, 6pm and concluding with The Turn of the Screw on Sunday 21 August, 6pm. Tickets cost £18 adult/£12.50 under 15s. For more information or to book tickets contact Box Office on 01902 716055 or visit http://www.light-house.co.uk/

Summer at Glyndebourne presents their first ever staging of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg live to begin the season on Sunday 26 June. Wagner’s warm-hearted Midsummer’s Day comedy is the natural follow-up to Glyndebourne’s historic first foray into Wagnerian territory with Tristan und Isolde in 2003. Given its sheer scale alone, any production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is always a major event. Directed by David McVicar, fresh from completing his first Ring cycle, and conducted by the Festival’s Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, the production fulfils the artistic dream of Glyndebourne’s founder, John Christie. The piece is centred around the Meistersinger (Master Singers) played by Glyndebourne Chorus.

They tell a story of love as a young knight Walther Von Stolzing wins the heart of Eva, a goldsmith’s daughter, with the help of cobbler-poet Hans Sachs. Gerald Finley makes his role debut as Hans Sachs, with soprano Anna Gabler as Eva and baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle as Sixtus Beckmesser with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

CEO Frank Challenger said, “Summer at Glyndebourne is the only way to see the sold out festival this year and, as we are the only cinema in the region to present this prestigious production, don’t miss your opportunity to experience world class opera at a fraction of the price right here in Wolverhampton.”

The season will continue with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, pre-recorded from the 2010 Festival, on Sunday 31 July, and Britten’s The Turn of the Screw showing live on Sunday 21 August. Tickets cost £18 adult/£12.50 under 15s. For further info or to book tickets contact t: 01902 716055, e: info@light-house.co.uk or visit www.light-house.co.uk

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