Robin Ticciati withdraws from Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne Festival 2016 - Antonello Manacorda to conduct

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Robin Ticciati has withdrawn from the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival production of Béatrice et Bénédict in order to continue his recovery from surgery for a herniated disc.

Ticciati, Glyndebourne’s Music Director since 2014, suffered a herniated disc in February and recently underwent successful surgery.

Robin Ticciati said: “I am naturally incredibly disappointed to have to withdraw from this wonderful new production and to miss all the excitement of the Glyndebourne Festival this year. I am making progress and will return when I am 100 percent healthy. My very best wishes are with the company.”

Glyndebourne is pleased to announce that Antonello Manacorda will conduct all performances of Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the 2016 Festival.

Antonello Manacorda is Principal Conductor of the Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Het Gelders Orkest in the Netherlands. He has recently completed an acclaimed recording cycle of the Schubert symphonies for Sony Classical. Recent engagements have included working with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Operatic future engagements include Komische Oper (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Bayerische Staatsoper (Le nozze di Figaro), Frankfurt Opera (Don Giovanni), La Monnaie Brussels (The Cunning Little Vixen and Lucio Silla) and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Die Zauberflöte).

Sebastian F. Schwarz, General Director of Glyndebourne, said: ‘It is wonderful to know that Robin is making an excellent recovery. We will miss him of course, but health must come first. We are delighted that Antonello Manacorda has been able to join us to conduct Béatrice et Bénédict.’