The Duchess of Padua

The Space, Westferry Road, London
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This event ended on Sunday 25th of February 2024
£10 - £25

The Space, Westferry Road, London

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Mudchute 0.35 miles

Oscar Wilde's epic tragedy of revenge and passion turned into a compact opera. An earnest young man falls for the browbeaten wife of the cruel and coercive Duke - with dreadful consequences for them all. At times melodramatic, at times sentimental, our adaptation of Wilde's beautiful verse follows the twists and turns of this extraordinary Gothic drama in which the only murder is committed by a woman. With arias, choruses, a love-duet and a death scene, a quartet of fine singers brings to life the first performances of this ‘Italian-style’ opera for intimate spaces.

Beatrice, Duchess of Padua
Ellie Neate (soprano)
Guido Ferranti
Anna Elizabeth Cooper (mezzo-soprano)
The Duke of Padua
James Beddoe (tenor)
Count Moranzone
Henry Grant Kerswell (bass)
Director: Fleur Snow
Designer: Melissa Sofoian

“Powered along by a dynamic, pulsating score for piano duet, with soaring bel canto vocals and dramatic recitatives, there was never a dull moment to be experienced…” (Planet Hugill on Masque of Vengeance, November 2023)

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