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VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From11th October 2016
To11th October 2016
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of VeniceT01821207465
Shylock is a proud and defiant man. But when he demands a severe debt to be repaid he becomes a victim of his own intransigence and most seriously, the prejudice of others. Andr? Tchaikowsky was best known as a concert pianist but being a composer meant more to him. The Merchant of Venice is a potent attack on prejudice and feels like a deeply personal response to his experiences as a child in the Warsaw Ghetto. Opera in 3 Acts plus Epilogue.
Music Andre Tchaikowsky
Lyrics John O'Brien

Archive :: production:T01821207465, opera or operetta:S650084718, venue:V856

Production details

UK Premiere. Sung in English with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno). UK Premiere production.

UKTW News/Reviews

The Merchant of Venice review
12Oct16: Andre Tchaikowsky's opera from the WNO on tour - UK permiere.
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Company Welsh National Opera
Producer Bregenzer Festspiele Austria
Producer Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Producer Teatr Wielki Warsaw
Conductor Lionel Friend
Director Keith Warner
Design Ashley Martin-Davis
Lighting Davy Cunningham
Choreographer Michael Barry
Director Amy Lane (associate director)
Performer Lester Lynch (Shylock until 1 November)
Performer Quentin Hayes (Shylock from 8 November)
Performer Martin Wolfel (Antonio)
Performer Bruce Sledge (Lorenzo)
Performer Miklos Sebestyen (The Duke of Venice)
Performer Mark Le Brocq (Bassanio)
Performer Gary Griffiths (Solanio)
Performer David Stout (Gratiano)
Performer Lauren Michelle (Jessica)
Performer Sarah Castle (Portia)
Performer Verena Gunz (Nerissa)

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