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    Hipermestra: Cavalli and opera’s wonder years

    Date: Saturday 8 July
    Time: 10.30am-1.30pm
    Price: £25

    Featuring expert talks, panel discussions and musical previews, our study events are designed to give you an in-depth insight into our Festival 2017 productions and enhance your enjoyment of each featured opera.


    9.45am – 10.30am
    Complimentary tea and coffee available at the Long Bar.

    10.30am – 10.45am
    Introduction by Warwick Thompson, Moderator

    10.45am – 11.30am
    Eloquence, passions, and theatricality in Hipermestra: A princely entertainment for the Medici court with Dr Christine Jeanneret
    After being commissioned in 1654, Hipermestra faced several barriers that meant it could not be performed until 1658. This opera left more sources than any other during the 17th century in Italy: a collection of costume drawings, engravings of the stage sets and machines, along with a detailed description. These documents give us precious insights into the theatricality and splendour of a Baroque entertainment, along with a rare glimpse into the singers’ performance of Cavalli’s music onstage.

    11.30am – 11.50am

    11.50am – 12.50pm
    A performance / working rehearsal
    Extracts from Hipermestra, with commentary from Staff Director Clemente Ciarrocca with performances by Raphaela Papadakis (Hipermestra), Meili Li (Linceo) and Benoît Hartoin (Harpsichord)

    12.50pm – 1.30pm
    Panel Discussion chaired by Warwick Thompson with Dr Christine Jeanneret, Clemente Ciarrocca, Raphaela Papadakis, Meili Li and Benoît Hartoin

    How to book study events

    Places for our study events can be booked online or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000 from the dates below:

    20 February 2017
    Glyndebourne Members and Glyndebourne Associate Members

    5 March 2017
    Public booking opens online at 6.00pm

    Sandwiches and snacks are available from the Long Bar and a full tearoom service is available in Mildmay from 2.00pm. Tables in Mildmay are not pre-bookable. Please contact Leith’s on +44 (0) 1273 812 510 for more information.