Robert Tear takes the central and demanding role of Aschenbach opposite Alan Opie, who sings the various baritone parts. To portray the beauty and fascination of the Polish family and Tadzio, Britten made prominent the use of dance, by turning these characters into dancers, choreographed in this production by Martha Clarke. This new production for Glydebourne is directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Graeme Jenkins.
"Balance between singers and the London Sinfonietta is first class and Graeme Jenkins is right inside the score. If you are a Britten enthusiast…this is one to go for - its important balletic component demands to be Seen as well as Heard…" - Peter Grahame Woolf, Music Web International
Robert Tear Alan Opie Michael Chance
Composer: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Myfanwy Piper Novella by: Thomas Mann
The Glyndebourne Chorus Chorus Master: David Angus
The London Sinfonietta Leader: Nona Liddell Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Choreographer: Martha ClarkeStage Directors: Stephen Lawless and Martha Clarke
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