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    Poliuto, ‘A Masterpiece Restored’

    Sunday, 17 May 2015 10.30am–4.30pm

    Ebert Room, Glyndebourne

    9.45 – 10.30am Complimentary coffee and tea in the Long Bar

    10.30 – 10.45am ‘A Masterpiece Restored’


    Christopher Cook (Moderator)

    10.45 – 11.30am  ‘From Polyeuktos to Poliuto: The martyr, his world, and his afterlives’ Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, Senior Lecturer in Roman History, Classics Department, King’s College London, reveals the historical St. Polyeuktos, the world of early Christians in and beyond the Roman Empire, and the phenomenon of martyrdom, as well as Polyeuktos’/_Poliuto’s_ afterlives in religion, art, literature, drama and opera (with a particular focus on Donizetti’s treatment of him).

    11.30am – 12.30pm ‘Donizetti beyond Naples: Poliuto on the international stage’

    Flora Willson, Junior Research Fellow at King’s College Cambridge, offers an introduction to the opera’s genesis, performance history and musical highlights, its context in Donizetti’s career and its role in making him a truly international composer. 

    12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch*

    2.00 – 3.15pm A performance/working rehearsal

    Extracts from Poliuto, with commentary by director Mariame Clément and conductor Enrique Mazzolà

    3.30 – 4.30pm: Panel Discussion (chaired by Christopher Cook)

    *Lunch is available at an extra cost of £15.50 for two courses in Nether Wallop Restaurant if pre-booked.

    How to book

    Places for this event can be booked from 9 March 2015 online or by telephone +44

    (0)1273 815 000 .

    Photo: 1395 Days Without Red A Film by Anri Sala in collaboration with Liria Bégéja. From a project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers. © Anri Sala, Šejla Kamerić, Artangel, SCCA/PRO BA 2011