• Malcolm Arnold
  • The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (1952)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)
  • 1+pic.2.2.2/4331/timp.perc/hp.cel/str
  • Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Alto, 2 Tenors, Bass Baritone
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • Joe Mendoza
  • English

Programme Note

A comedy of intrigues and misunderstandings adapted from William Wycherley’s ‘The Gentleman Dancing Master’. The plot follows the heroine, Miranda and her two suitors: a French dandy and Gerard, who disguises himself as a dancing master.


Conductor & Director John Andrews, and Susan Moore Director & Designer give an overview of The Dancing Master from Buxton International Festival 2021




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