The Guildhall School’s award-winning Opera department presents a double bill of comic opera in which madness, misunderstandings and mistaken identity come to the fore.
The Dancing Master (1952) by Malcolm Arnold, with a libretto by Joe Mendoza receives its long overdue world stage premiere eight years after the composer’s death. Based on Wycherley’s bawdy Restoration comedy, the plot follows the heroine, Miranda, and her two suitors, while the score fizzes with Arnold’s customary wit and flamboyance.
Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto (Madmen by Design) is farce in its purest form - here receiving its UK stage premiere.
March 2, 4, 6 & 9
Dominic Wheeler conductor
Martin Lloyd-Evans director
Yannis Thavoris designer
Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions, £5 Guildhall staff and students) available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891