La Vestale balances a very human love story with the grandeur of the state, encompassing thrilling arias and duets, great set-pieces of massed chorus, and vivid orchestration. Julia is a temple virgin, torn between her religious duty and her love for the military hero Licinius. When she allows the temple's sacred flame to go out she is condemned to death, but a sign from the gods re-establishes her honour and love is triumphant.


Music: Spontini
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Archive listings for La Vestale

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Sung in Italian with English supertitles.Conductor Paolo Arrivabeni. Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess. Design Jamie Vartan. Lighting Giuseppe di Iorio. Choreographer Maxine Braham. Company Wexford Festival Opera Chorus. Company Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer Doriana Milazzo (Emilia). Performer Agata Bienkowska (Giunia). Performer Danna Glaser (La Gran Vestale). Performer Dante Alcala (Decio). Performer Davide Damiani (Publio). Performer Andrea patucelli (Metello Pio). Performer Ladislav Elgr (Licinio Murena). Performer Mattia Denti (Lucio Silano).
14 Oct 04 to 29 Oct 04The National Opera House, Wexford :: V1850998411
listing details L01863871372


New Production. La Vestale has not been seen in London for 160 years. Running time 2 hours 50 minutes.Company English National Opera. Conductor David Parry. Director Francesca Zambello. Design Alison Chitty. Lighting Rick Fisher. Choreographer Lea Anderson. Translation Cori Ellison. Performer Jane Eaglen (Julia). Performer John Hudson (Licinius). Performer Paul Nilon (Cinna). Performer Anne-Marie Owens (High Priestess). Performer Gerard O'Connor (Supreme Pontiff).
3 Apr 02 to 26 Apr 02London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L02132865893

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