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For this concert, we join the Opera Rara to delve into opera’s box of lost masterpieces. Together we will be presenting a concert performance of Offenbach’s gem, Fantasio– the story of a young student who pursues his true love against all odds. One of Offenbach’s most daring and innovative operas, Fantasio was a move away from light operetta towards a more romantic style, and is tonight realised by a star cast including Sarah Connolly, conducted by OAE Principal Artist, Sir Mark Elder.
Concert given in association with Opera Rara
Offenbach Fantasio (concert performance)
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Brenda Rae Elsbeth (La Princesse)
Sarah Connolly Fantasio
Victoria Simmonds Flamel
Robert Murray Marinoni
Russell Braun Le Prince
Neal Davies Sparck
Brindley Sherratt Le Roi
Opera Rara Chorus
Concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm.
Please note that Marlis Peterson and, subsequently, Helene Guilmette, have withdrawn from this performance. The role of Elsbeth will now be sung by Brenda Rae.
Listen to a taster of the music on Spotify below:
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