The Rhine Fairies

“The talent and commitment of all involved, combined with a gloriously lush score, brought back all the visceral excitement of opera-going. and was a timely reminder of what a complete artistic occasion it can be, even when not staged”        Patrick Reynolds

“overall the cast was superb”
MusicWeb International

Nicholas Jenkins was in charge of this meticulous performance that included fine solo work from all the principals and indeed the excellent cho­rus. Why I single all this out is because I don’t think I have ever heard such attention to detail and verbal clarity so well expressed from all quarters.      Words & Music

Les Fées du Rhin / Die Rheinnixen

Jacques Offenbach

Grand Romantic Opera in Four Acts
UK Première
Revised edition by Jean-Christophe Keck
Libretto: Charles Truinet & Jacques Offenbach
In a new English translation by Neil Jenkins

October 2009
Lewes Town Hall
Floral Hall, Winter Garden, Eastbourne
Cadogan Hall, London SW1

NSO Chorus
Kent Sinfonia
conductor Nicholas Jenkins

Armgard Kate Valentine
Hedwig Anne-Marie Owens
Franz David Curry
Conrad Quentin Hayes
Godfrey Daniel Grice
Queen of the Fairies Birgit Rohowska
Peasant Girl Red Gray
Two Soldiers Andrew Holden, David James
Two Dryads Hilary  Andrews, Rachel Rogers
A Spy John Newman
Conrad's Henchman Chris Holwell