Venue Great Hall
Running time 90
Artists: Jane Glover conductor, Harriet Walter narrator, Dartington Choir, Dartington Festival Orchestra
Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10
Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50
About this event
Haydn’s exhilarating, life-enhancing oratorio tells the story of the creation of the world and mankind, in exultant choruses and sublime arias.
In this specially conceived performance for Dartington, it’s conducted by the superb Jane Glover, and narrated by the celebrated actor Harriet Walter.
Made For Dartington
Acclaimed British conductor Jane Glover has been Music of the Baroque’s music director since 2002. She made her professional debut at the Wexford Festival in 1975, conducting her own edition of Cavalli’s LʼEritrea. She joined Glyndebourne in 1979 and was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera from 1981 until 1985. She was artistic director of the London Mozart Players from 1984 to 1991, and has also held principal conductorships of both the Huddersfield and the London Choral Societies. From 2009 until 2016 she was Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music where she is now the Felix Mendelssohn Visiting Professor.
Dame Harriet Walter has enjoyed a distinguished career on stage and screen spanning three decades. The niece of Sir Christopher Lee, she trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before beginning a long association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her many shows with the RSC – which made her an associate artist in 1987 – include Nicholas Nickleby, The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth, alongside Sir Antony Sher. In 1989 she received a Laurence Olivier theatre award for her performances in Twelfth Night and Three Sisters. Her film work includes appearances in the Oscar-winning films Sense and Sensibility, Atonement and Babel.
Friday 17th August
Open daily 12.30 – 7pm
Phone: 01803 847070
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