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Gustav von Aschenbach, a novelist in crisis, leaves Munich for Venice in search of fresh inspiration. Aschenbach is captivated by the beauty both of the place and Polish boy Tadzio. Britten's sensual final opera is tinged with mortality, and an exotic orchestral score conveys the story to great dramatic effect. New ProductionPerformers Alan Oke (Gustav von Aschenbach), Peter Savidge (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Old Gondolier/Hotel Manager/Hotel Barber/Leader of the Players/Voice of Dionysus), Christopher Ainslie (Voice of Apollo - ex tbc), James Laing (Voice of Apollo - ex tbc), Damien Thantrey (English Clerk).
Music Britten. Lyrics Myfanwy Piper (after Thomas Mann). Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Yoshi Oida (original director). Director Rob Kearley (revival director). Design Tom Schenk. Costume Richard Hudson. Lighting Paule Constable (original lighting designer). Choreographer Daniela Kurz.
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