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MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

PUBLISHED: 14:59 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:05 05 April 2013

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

Enjoy stunning performances by Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera return to Milton Keynes Theatre for their annual visit with three stunning operas and their first themed season Free Spirits with Madam Butterfly, Lulu, The Cunning Little Vixen from 26 30 March.


Madam Butterfly is tragic Italian opera at its most affecting. From the rapturous love-duet to the devastating One Fine Day Puccini employs every note to immerse his audience in Cio-Cio-Sans tragic story. Joachim Herzs classic production is like a beautiful old photograph. Sung in Italian with surtitles in English


Jančeks The Cunning Little Vixen is a wondrous hymn to the cycle of life and natures renewal, and is a truly uplifting experience. David Pountneys magical, classic production receives its first performances by WNO for over a decade. Sung in English with surtitles in English


Lulu describes the trajectory of a bright female star a giddy ascent followed by a terrible decline. Bergs second and final opera is a masterpiece total theatre. This production of Bergs shattering opera is David Pountneys first new production in his new role. Sung in German with surtitles in English

Artistic Director for WNO David Pountney says Free Spirits brings together two of the greatest operas of the 20th century, Janceks The Cunning Little Vixen and Bergs Lulu. Both works study a free spirit who exists outside the boundaries of social morality, and therefore poses a threat to that morality. Inevitably, she ends up dead, as the alternative would be the collapse of society itself. What is riveting about the pairing of these pieces is that they were composed within a decade of each other by two men living less than 100 miles apart treating, in essence, the same subject but coming to radically opposite conclusions."


Book tickets at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com /miltonkeynes (bkg fee)

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