Royal Academy Opera: May NightMonday, 07.03.2016 19:00, Ambika P3
Please note that Monday's performance of May Night is now sold out.
Venue: Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Gareth Hancock conductor
Christopher Cowell director
Mandy Demetriou choreographer
Bridget Kimak designer
Jake Wiltshire lighting designer
Rimsky-Korsakov May Night
Oliver Johnston Levko
Laura Zigmantaite Ganna
Alex Otterburn Kalenik
Bozidar Smiljanic The Headman
Katie Stevenson Mayor's sister-in-law
William Blake Distiller
Alys Roberts Pannochka
Dominic Bowe Clerk
Helen Brackenbury Stepmother & Russalka
Iúnó Connolly Brood-Hen & Russalka
Marvic Monreal Raven & Russalka
Please note that castings may be subject to change at short notice.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s first folk-opera is a lyrical combination of the farcical, the romantic and the supernatural. Based on a story by Gogol, set in Little Russia in Whitsun-week, Levko and Ganna fall in love to a background of small-town politics and village traditions, with the ambivalent help of the restless spirits of the Unclean World. Royal Academy Opera continues its year ‘on the road’ in a venue a world apart from its traditional home, in spite of being only minutes away from the Academy. Ambika P3, the University of Westminster’s former concrete testing hall, will be the dramatic location for Christopher Cowell’s welcome directorial return to Royal Academy Opera, following his production of Cendrillon in 2013. Gareth Hancock conducted the Walton/Berkeley double bill in summer 2015; he will take over as Director of Opera at the Academy from July 2016.
Please note that there is no step-free access to this venue.
A cash bar will be available.
Tickets £25 (concessions £20) from the Academy’s Box Office: online, or telephone 020 7873 7300 10am–4pm Monday–Friday.
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Music arranged from the original sources by Michael Haslam and performed by Historical Performance instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music