DetailsWeber shatters musical conventions, transcending the limitations of the flawed libretto to create a dramatic masterpiece that it is difficult to conceive was written in the first twenty-five years of the nineteenth century. Unlike Der Freischutz and Oberon which followed the traditions of Mozart's German operas and Beethoven's Fidelio, Euryanthe has no dialogue, being a continuous musical texture where every word is sung or declaimed. The entire orchestral writing takes a leap forward from the eighteenth century with characteristic colourings of each orchestral section being introduced in an inspirational way - the much performed overture being a foretaste of the brilliance of the complete score. Sung in German with English supertitles. New production.
Cast/Performers Anne Schwanewilms (Euryanthe), John Daszak (Adolar), Pavlo Hunka (Lysiart), Lauren Flanigan (Eglantine), Clive Bayley (King Louis VI)
Conductor(s): Mark Elder, J David Jackson (Aug 22)
Director: Richard Jones
Design: John Macfarlane
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Catherine Malone
Company(s): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Glyndebourne Chorus