CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
This Season's chamber production from the Young Artists is a double-bill of staged version of Massenet's rarely performed one act opera Le Portrait de Manon, first performed on 8 May 1894, and Berlioz's song cycle Les Nuits d'ete, composed in 1841 for voice and piano and augmented with an orchestral accompaniment in 1856.Director Pedro Ribeiro. Design Sophie Mosberger. Lighting Warren Letton. Company Southbank Sinfonia. Conductor Geoffrey Paterson (Le Portrait De Manon). Conductor Volker Krafft (Les Nuits D'Ete). Performer Susana Gaspar (Aurore - Le Portrait De Manon). Performer Hanna Hipp (Jean - Le Portrait De Manon). Performer Pablo Bemsch (Tiberge - Le Portrait De Manon). Performer ZhengZhong Zhou (Des Grieux - Le Portrait De Manon). Performer Volker Krafft (Les Nuits D'Ete). Performer Pablo Bemsch (Vilanelle/Au cimetiere - Les Nuits D'Ete). Performer Hanna Hipp (La spectre de la rose/Sur leslagunes - Les Nuits D'Ete). Performer Susana Gaspar (Absence/L'Ile - Les Nuits D'Ete).