- The Travelling Companion
- Cast includes:
- David Horton (John), Julien van Mellaerts (The Travelling Companion), Kate Valentine (The Princess), Pauls Putnin (The King), William Robert Allenby (The Wizard)
- New Sussex Opera Orchestra and Chorus
- Toby Purser
- Paul Higgins
- Isabella Van Braeckel
An exciting re-discovery: a mysterious stranger, a princess, a riddle, a wizard, with haunting, romantic music. A fully staged performance by New Sussex Opera of the last of Charles Villiers Stanford’s nine operas, “his finest operatic achievement”. The last professional staging was in 1935 and this overdue revival marks NSO’s 40th anniversary.
Based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Libretto by Henry Newbolt.
Production supported by The Stanford Society.
6pm-6.30pm: Pre-performance talk
By Professor Jeremy Dibble at St Mary’s Bourne Street, SW1W 8JJ, 5 minutes’ walk from Cadogan Hall. Free for ticket-holders.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 3 hours (including interval)