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Royal Opera to stage L'Ormindo at Shakespeare's Globe's new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Kasper Holten to direct production of baroque opera in reproduction of Jacobean playhouse.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

22 April 2013 at 1.59pm | 2 Comments

The Royal Opera is to stage Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli's opera L'Ormindo at Shakespeare's Globe's new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

The production, directed by Kasper Holten, will open on 25 March. The opera, not staged professionally in the UK since 1972, is a comedy about a sex-starved young queen and her two would-be lovers.

Kasper said: 'I just couldn’t keep my hands off this one. Cavalli’s opera does not shy away from the cheapest tricks in the book, and we hope that by presenting it in this incredible setting with such a wonderful cast and an expert musician like Christian Curnyn conducting, we can combine the low comedy and the sublime, and create an evening that will both be full of insights and shamelessly entertaining.'

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will provide an indoor playing space during the winter months at Shakespeare's Globe. A faithful reproduction of a Jacobean playhouse, it will be unique among London venues, with a handmade oak structure and pit seating. It will be lit by hundreds of candles during performances and seat 340 people.

The Playhouse's inaugural season includes a number of plays and concerts, as well as The Royal Opera's staging of L'Ormindo.

Public booking for L'Ormindo and all other Sam Wanamaker Playhouse productions opens on 14 May 2013. Booking will be available through the Shakespeare's Globe website.

L'Ormindo runs at Shakespeare's Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 25 March - 12 April 2014.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

22 April 2013 at 1.59pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged baroque, by Kasper Holten, L'Ormindo, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

This article has 2 comments

  1. Andrea Liu responded on 3 July 2013 at 12:55pm Reply

    Got my ticket - very excited!

  2. Barry Muzzeroll responded on 29 July 2013 at 7:52pm Reply

    Why oh why is this being performed in English? What a terrible disappointment.

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