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Josephine Miles

Grange Festival announces 2020 season

2:06, 10th June 2019

The Grange Festival has announced its 2020 season, presenting a new programme of opera and dance at The Grange in Northington, Hampshire

Three operas will be staged at the 2020 festival. Rossini’s La Cenerentola, directed by Stephen Barlow and conducted by David Parry, opens the festival on 5 June. Performances of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Anthony Kraus, will take place on the 60th anniversary to the day of the premiere (11 June), as well as on the summer solstice (20 June) and midsummer’s day (24 June). Francesco Cilluffo will conduct Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in a new production by Stephen Lawless.

The Grange Festival’s 2020 season will also see the return of Dance@TheGrange directed by Wayne McGregor, and concert performances of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo and directed by Paul Curran.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will continue its residency at the festival, accompanying all productions in the 2020 season.

Artistic director Michael Chance commented: ‘We present another distinctive programme, imagined for The Grange and building on our three-year legacy. We are fortunate to attract so many operatic luminaries. I feel confident that the collaborations, the opportunities for emerging singers, the celebration of eminent names, as well as the devising of insightful and penetrating productions will electrify our audiences.’


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