Royal Liverpool Philharmonic screenings
See some of the best Glyndebourne operas in special one-off screenings at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Not many comic operas begin with a cold-blooded murder and end with the hero’s consignment to hell–but Don Giovanni swings restlessly between comedy and tragedy to startling effect. Mozart’s irresistible music follows suit, its famous highlights ranging from Don Giovanni’s sparkling Champagne aria to the seductive duet ‘Là ci darem la mano’. Jonathan Kent’s sleek and suspenseful production captures this duality brilliantly. Filmed in 2010.
Don Pasquale is Donizetti’s tuneful tale of a romantically deluded old bachelor and the young lovers who scheme to outwit him. This fast and funny comedy is a wonderfully accessible piece perfect for audiences of all ages, especially if you’re considering a family outing. Filmed in 2013.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Singing and songwriting take centre-stage in Wagner’s joyous comedy. The world of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians, is turned upside down when the free-thinking Walther von Stolzing enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva. But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves? Filmed in 2011.