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This is a story of love and loss, of betrayal and deception, of sex and a city, of wounded pride and attempted retribution - of plumply inviting sofa cushions. Godofredo is naturally indolent, adequately successful in his working life and quite happy with his seemingly comfortable marriage to Ludovina. When he discovers her in an extremely compromising position on his favourite yellow sofa with his business partner Machado, he doesn't know how to react but knows he must do something. His honour has been off ended, he will have to challenge Machado to a duel, but he would much prefer life to return to normal.

Music Julian Philips. Lyrics Edward Kemp.

Archive listings for The Yellow Sofa

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


An original Glyndebourne commission.Producer Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Company Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra. Conductor Gareth Hancock. Director Frederic Wake-Walker. Performer Michael Wallace (Godofredo Alves). Performer Gabriela Istoc (Lulu)). Performer Alexander Robin Baker (Neto). Performer Charlotte Beament (Teresa). Performer Gareth Huw John (Nunes Vidal).
30 Nov 12The Stables, Milton Keynes :: V1668325976
listing details L01301427317
24 Nov 12Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L0193779214
5 Nov 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L524361508
3 Nov 12Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
listing details L1996897423
15 Oct 12 to 18 Oct 12Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L863189331

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