“Utter bliss of a slightly dirty kind.”  **** Telegraph – Rupert Christiansen

“The music is glorious and absolutely worth hearing. St Paul’s Sinfonia played with gusto, conducted by Nicholas Jenkins whose passion for the work was evident.”
The Observer – Fiona Maddocks

Giocomo Puccini

Dramma lirico in four acts
(UK première of original 4 act version)
Libretto by Ferdinando Fontana
Sung in Italian
October / November 2012
Lewes Town Hall
Cadogan Hall, London SW1
Kings Theatre, Southsea
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

NSO Chorus & Children’s Chorus
St Paul’s Sinfonia
conductor Nicholas Jenkins
director Tony Baker

Edgar John Hudson
Fidelia Mary Plazas
Tigrana Gweneth-Ann Jeffers
Frank Pauls Putnins
Gualtiero Stephen Holloway
Church choir Rachel Rogers, Laura Whitbread, Jane Larsen, David James, Richard Pulham, Neil Fraser-Smith
Courtesans Anastasia Witts,
Nisha Macintyre-Burnie, Jenny Wemyss
Two Gypsies Rachel Taylor, Fiona Wilson
Soldiers Tim Locke, Richard Fisher
A monk David Ellis
Young girls Rachel Shouksmith, Jen Hofton, Adele Bates, Kate Eels

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