UCOpera presents: Smetana's Libuše

The Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, Kings Cross

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Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street
When:Event passed!
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Mon 18th Mar 2019 to
Sat 23rd Mar 2019

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Where:The Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, Kings Cross WC1H 0AH
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 19:30 - 22:30
Admission:£9 Students
£17 Concessions (U18, 60+)
£25 Adults
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About the event

The British fully-staged première of Smetana’s Libuše at The Bloomsbury Theatre

University College Opera is proud to present the British Première of Bed?ich Smetana’s Libuše. Returning to the newly refurbished Bloomsbury Theatre, the cast and orchestra, composed of both professionals and students, will be led by musical director Charles Peebles and director Cecilia Stinton

Composed in 1871-72, UCO reimagines Smetana's Bohemian queen and her medieval court in the modern-day city, where soaring skyscrapers promise glamour and wealth at a human cost. Born into a celebrated legal dynasty, Libuše, having inherited her late father’s firm, is queen of the corporate world and obliged to assert herself as its leader, working tirelessly to expand the firm and prove herself. A quarrel between her two most-valued senior partners, Chrudoš and St’áhlav, throws the stability of her company into jeopardy and Libuše feels the true loneliness of being a woman at the top. Who can give her the support she needs?


Running time: 3 hours with interval
Sung in Czech with English surtitles

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Principal cast:

KIRSTIN SHARPIN
Libuše

BOB DAVIES
Pemysl

JOHN MACKENZIE
Lutobor

EVE DANIELL
Krasava


WILL BENNETT
Radovan

JAMES QUILLIGAN
Chrudoš

BEN HARDING
S?áhlav

ANANYA SAMUEL
Radmila


Production team:
Producer - Lizzie Thomas
Director - Cecilia Stinton
Musical director - Charles Peebles
Set designer - Holly Muir
Lighting designer - Alex Forey

Official Link: http://ucopera.co.uk



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